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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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In several hundred pages of captivating narrative, Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century categorically asserts or proves on the basis of numerous examples that thanks to information technology our world has become “flat.” But is this true for the entire pla...

Looking for the best way of satisfying their electricity demand the developing countries of Southeast Asia – Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand and the Philippines – refer to the opportunity the nuclear energy could open for them. Most of these countries are building their nuclear infrast...

Russia officially expressed its desire to join the East Asian Summit (EAS) before 2005 when the first annual meeting was held. The application was declined on the grounds that Russia's links with the ASEAN countries were not yet “substantive” enough. In 2010, there was finally the official invitatio...

“Myanmar is an Asian tiger in hibernation. It has a population of 60mln and a territory the size of Ukraine. It is enormously rich in natural resources. Potentially it is an important Asian power – but for now, its international role is negligible. For many decades the country has kept itself isolat...

Myanmar is facing significant new political developments. Moreover, its international situation has already improved. In 2014 Myanmar will take over the rotating chairmanship of ASEAN and host an East Asia Summit meeting. These and other developments indicate that the country of 60 million is openin...

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