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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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The program to upgrade material protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A) systems at Russian nuclear facilities is an essential component of Russian-U.S. cooperation in the area of nuclear threat reduction. Not formally a part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program, the MPC&A Program is...

The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization that has made a sizable contribution to addressing WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security issues. It presents an example of resolving these issues through developing multilateral cooperation in research an...

The program of providing assistance to the Soviet Union and then Russia in resolving issues related to nuclear weapons and materials was developed thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar during the difficult period of the Soviet Union's break-up and the formation of the Rus...

The study analyses lessons learned from the application of various international mechanisms to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and strengthen nuclear security. The study also outlines several proposals for improving the effectiveness of these mechanisms.

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Resume Nunn-Lugar should be replaced with a new Russian-American program that should involve fewer projects and less funding. Let us call it New Partnership. Its main principle should be equality, rather than patronizing through money infusions from donors. Some view it as a panacea which helped avo...

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Recently it has become known that two prime suspects in committing the Boston Marathon bombings are two brother who had been identified as ethnic Chechens. On April 22, 2013 New York Times published an article[i] which noted that until a few days ago few Americans even knew what and where Che...

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