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The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security prog...

The project Emerging Technologies and Global Security is part of the PIR Center eponymous program and aimed at exploring the potential for cooperation...

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Sharon Squassoni

The recent PIR Center report, “Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective” offers a fresh twist on advice for negotiators as they continue to work on an agreement. As a compilation of articles by experts who met in Bangkok and Moscow in 2014 to explore the prerequisites of longer term solutions for...

The book “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy” by David Hoffman is a true documentary thriller focusing on the most difficult period of the 20th century. The international situation at that time is described as teetering on the brink of a nuclear world ...

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The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...

Disruptive technologies and emerging innovations within today’s most cutting-edge science and technology (S&T) areas are cited as carrying the potential to revolutionize governmental structures, economies, and international security. Some have argued that such technologies will yield doomsday scenar...

Over the past decade, overall US and Russian strategic stability and associated arms control measures have atrophied to dangerously low levels.  The withering away of important arms reduction, verification and confidence-building initiatives—based mostly on “trust but verify” measures — has set rela...

IF THE NEW START TREATY EXPIRES WITH NO EXTENSION:  SCENARIOS FOR RUSSIA

Policy memo by PIR Center (brief version)

May 26, 2020

 

The Russian-US Treaty on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, commonly referred to as the New START treaty, is due to expire on February 5, 2021. Moscow has proposed to extend the treaty for additional five years, but ...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities)

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

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