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The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be dul...

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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destr...

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PIR Center recommends to read

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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There is lecture by Hans Blix including Q&A session

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There are four blocks of issues that Ms Nakamitsu highlighted in her lecture for the Dual Degree master's program's students: «Why Disarmament today?», «Disarmament that can actually safe lives», Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, «Frontier issues coming to our front door»

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On November 29 North Korea conducted yet another missile launch in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. Earlier, on September 3 it made its sixth nuclear test that was much bigger than any other conducted before. The UN Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran undergoes sharp cri...

On November 22 Russian president Vladimir Putin held a meeting in Sochi with president of Iran Hassan Rouhani and president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The talks were devoted to the Syrian settlement process, taking into account the joint work in the Astana format. As known, since the beginning ...

On November 13-17, 2017, Geneva hosted the first meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). The international community becomes more and more concerned about the prospect of fighting robots to be used in war, as well as of the terrifying idea of a super...

Due to the impending fear of a chemical or biological weapons attack from a non-state actor, the Russian Federation proposed an initiative for the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism. In particular, the concern is with the increased risk of indust...

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