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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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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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New book published by the Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) deals with energy security aspects in East Asia and its impact on international affairs in the region. The first and probably major advantage of the book is that its contributors openly and clearly declare energy causes be...

The book by George Tenet, ex-Director of the CIA, is analyzed by his counterpart Lt. Gen. Gennady Evstafiev, who devoted many years of his life to Russian intelligence. With a high degree of skepticism, Evstafiev devotes his review to three stories mentioned by Tenet – 9/11 and war on terrorism, non...

The problem of the future of Kosovo has remained in the headlines and is an important topic of discussion at the highest political levels, a fact that is not surprising, since this unresolved issue has become one of the chronic factors influencing Russia-West relations. In their discussion on potent...

«We in the Western counties export democracy as if it were the best solution, as if you should be ashamed not to have a democracy. This is a wrong vision of the world. In my opinion, some countries simply could not work based on democracy. Sometimes it is better to have a good, strong, “despot eclai...

Starting from spring 2010, tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen considerably. The Korean issue involves a broader circle of participants than just the two Koreas. Being a leader in regional affairs China has an active position and clearly has a strategic vision of the situation, which the oth...

In May 2012 China and the United States held the fourth round of bilateral strategic and economic dialogue. The two sides agreed to begin strategic consultations on various Asian problems. This means that the Asia Pacific region is now at the center of strategic dialogue between the two countries. B...

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