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26.11.2021

On Wednesday, 24 November, an agreement was announced between the three German parties to form a new coalition government. It included the Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democrats, whereby the coalition was called a “traffic light”. At the same time, it was announced that Germany will remain part of NATO’s nuclear sharing agreement - a strategy for the joint use of NATO's nuclear arsenal. 

25.11.2021

On November 15, 2021, PIR Center held the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. This year, students and young specialists in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and global security from Russia and foreign countries took part in the event. The teams of debaters were represented by such Russian and foreign universities and organizations as MGIMO Russia, MEPhI, Ural Federal University (UrFU), PIR Center, as well as MIIS and CTBTO Youth Group.

23.11.2021

The "Chinese factor" is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring regional and international security. At the moment, there are no reasonable arguments in favor of China's participation in arms control on an equal footing with Russia and the United States, but there is a tendency to correct this bias on the part of China. In terms of its influence on strategic stability, China can no longer be put on the same level as France or the UK. By modernizing and increasing the military budget, the PRC demonstrates its readiness to become a full-fledged "military superpower", including in the field of rocket science and advanced technologies. This paper analyzes the Chinese arsenal of strategic non-nuclear weapons (SNNW) in the Asia-Pacific region (APR).

About Security Index

2is.jpg"Whatever the puzzles in international relations, and no matter how the threats and challenges to Russian security have multiplied, we wish our readers the best as they peruse the pages of our journal. We hope that this journal will help to determine how Russia should answer these challenges and threats, and indicate the new areas that are opening up to Russia as it grows stronger."

Vladimir Orlov, Security Index editor-in-chief 

"The publication of the first issue of Security Index, which is intended as a clear and reliable source of objective information on Russian foreign and defense policy not compromised by politics and ideology, is no doubt a very necessary and timely event." 

Sergei Ivanov
Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia


Security Index is occasional paper series. Its authors' conclusions and recommendations are of immediate and practical use for representatives of business associations, those working in the security sphere, and politicians and officials involved in formulating Russia's foreign policy.

The occasional papers illuminate various issues related to international security: from nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and energy security to information technology and demographic security, military-technical cooperation, and the development of aerospace, nuclear, and other high technologies. Until 2019, Security Index was a journal.

It has gone through several stages of evolution and become the leading Russian journal on international security. Since November 1994, 80 issues of the journal have been published (until recently under the name Yaderny Kontrol).

In January 2007 the journal did not simply gain a new name. It also attained a new level, broadening its audience in Russia as well as throughout the world, through an English-language edition that will be distributed from Switzerland.

In the spring of 2012 PIR Center reached a major milestone, the 100th issue of the Security Index journal was published. To mark the occasion, we held three scientific and practical seminars, in Moscow, Geneva and Vienna, to present the 100th issue to a select Russian and international audience. We have discussed topical issues of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and nuclear security. The 100th issue was also presented to delegates of the Preparatory Committee of the 2012 NPT Review Conference and other key international forums.

The main target audiences are those who have a real influence on world events: politicians and experts, journalists, scholars, teachers, and young specialists who will shape Russia's future in the next 5 to 10 years.

In Russia, Security Index is read in the State Duma, the Federation Council, the Administration of the President, the Security Council, the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Atomic Energy Agency, the Ministry of Economic Development and in other executive bodies of the Russian Federation.

The presentation of the first issue of Security Index journal in Moscow and its international edition in Geneva took place on February 1, 2007 and February 28, 2007 respectively.  Russian and foreign experts, diplomats, and media participated in the presentations.  

The new journal Security Index followed the traditions established by its predecessor, the journal Yaderny Control, yet covering a much broader spectrum of issues pertinent to international security.


Main issue areas:

Russian foreign policy and Russian national interests.


Global energy security.


The nuclear energy renaissance. Multinational nuclear approaches (MNAs). Russia's role in nuclear energy and nuclear exports. 


New nuclear powers and the future of the nonproliferation regime. 


The world arms markets. The prospects of Russian military-technical cooperation on new and traditional markets. 


Migration and demography as factors of geopolitics and national security. 


Russia's new role in Central Asia. 


Indo-Russian cooperation: the possibilities and limitations.


Critical infrastructure protection in major cities. 


Risks in information security. Telecommunications and terrorism. 


Cybersecurity and Internet governance.


The Security Index's mission

First, we provide our readers with serious, professional, and unbiased examinations of urgent issues in the sphere of international security that are relevant to Russian interests.

Second, the materials should, one way or another, not just identify challenges and threats to Russian national interests, but indicate the measures that might be taken to further these interests in an appropriate and comprehensive manner.

Third, our global edition published in English provides our knowledgeable, foreign readership – politicians, businessmen, diplomats and experts – access to Russian opinions on a variety of international security issues

We take special pride in our authors. Here you can find their detailed biographies as well as their contact information. Feel free to provide them with your feedback or maybe to start a discussion. The Security Index gladly accepts insightful analytical pieces on current international security affairs written both in Russian and English. 

In 2019 Security Index is issued in a new format - every month we publisg Security Index Occasional Paper Series – Global Edition.

For questions regarding advertising in the Security Index Occasional Paper Series please contact us by telephone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by e-mail [email protected]

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