The role of Middle East in the Russian arms trade grows, with the region accounting for 20 percent of total Russian arms export and being second after the Asia Pacific. However, within this complicated region the market strategies, barriers and the demand compositions vary greatly, making successful...

Military and technical cooperation remains on the key instruments in today’s foreign policy, the same being true for Russia even against the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis and under the press of Western sanctions. Arms exports still have to play the role of a major component of Russian foreign tra...

Arms exports are an important component of foreign-trade and foreign-policy aspirations of every country that wants to strengthen its role on the global arena. It is no coincidence that amid the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, the EU, the United States, and Ukraine itself have sought to put pressure on Ru...

In terms of its portfolio of contracts and actual deliveries, Russia has for a long time been the world’s second-largest arms supplier after the United States. Over the past few years Asia Pacific has been the biggest destination of Russian arms exports, accounting for 55-57 per cent of the overall ...

Natalia Kalinina, Vadim Kozyulin

Russian experts use the official statistics to assess the state of affairs in arms exports and imports control. They present their views on the effectiveness of the existing international agreements, UN, OSCE and the EU regulations on arms exports. The article offers the analysis of the provisions a...

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The latest issue of the Global edition of Security Index journal summarizes key events in the field of global security over the second half of 2014 and even looks further ahead to 2015. It focuses on the ups and downs of the nuclear nonproliferation pays attention to a coming milestone event – the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).


“We should think over how we can further support Russian non-governmental organizations specialized in international relations and contribute to their cooperation with foreign non-governmental institutions” – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.


kalinina“In order to secure its geopolitical interests in the Greater Middle East and North Africa, Russia must, at the very least, keep Syria and Algeria in its sphere of influence; win a greater share of the Iraqi market; try to maintain, inasmuch as possible, its close ties with Iran; and strengthen its presence in Afghanistan after 2014. There are also opportunities for greater cooperation with Jordan, Egypt, and Yemen. These involve the use of subsidized loans, offset contracts, and other financing options”, — Natalia Kalinina, the Head of the Unconventional Threats Group at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA; UK Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom; Atomic Energy Commisariat, France; Governments of Canada, the Netherlands; Ministries of Foreign Affaires of Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden; JSC Tekhsnabexport (TENEX); Washington Group International; International Science and Technology Center (ISTC); New Eurasia Foundation; Saferworld, United Kingdom
Institute for International Relation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba (Havana, Cuba)
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Name: Kalinina, Natalia I.
City: Moscow, Russia
Affiliation: Senior Researcher, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO
Biography :

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor. One of the leading experts in the field of chemical and biological disarmament. Experienced scientist, auditor, multilateral person, whose reasearches in biologics, chemistry, policy, economy are of invaluable contribution to the science and for further reasearch perspectives.  From 1994 to 2007 worked for central organs of political departments of the Russian Federation, including the post of Assistant to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation in 2003-2004. and Deputy head of the inspection of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in 2005-2007.