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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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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 future of Afghanistan and Central Asia depends to a very large extent on Washington’s plans for the region, and to a very small extent on the Taliban. Keeping track of the geopolitical thinking in the White House is all the more important because the United States is entering a period of depress...

The author deals with the issue of curbing uncontrolled proliferation of small arms and light weapons. He analyzes the recent international initiatives, including those launched by the NGO sector, and gives a sceptical overview of their prospects. He suggests four scenarios for the Arms Trade Treaty...

The article reviews the situation in Sudan, especially through the prism of interference of Great Powers in the situation in Darfur. By comparing the interests and the influence of the United StatesFranceChina, and Russia, the researcher tries to predict further developments, bearing in mind gro...

Russian experts assess the real state of affairs in the national defense industry based on official figures, statistics and indirect evidence, look at the existing risks and opportunities, and offer their forecast for the next few years.

Russia's Defense Industry: Feet of Clay (full text)

 

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...

The Taliban have already won the war. They will remain in Afghanistan, with or without the Americans. Their tactic of refusing to meet the Americans’ tanks and aviation head on and waging guerrilla warfare instead has proved a complete success. They have kept their armed strength intact and learned ...

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