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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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Economic growth and the combined demographic, scientific and industrial potential of the BRICS countries have turned the bloc into a global leader. Other global players are paying close attention to this format of international cooperation. BRICS nations are already working closely in the area of fi...

Combat action and massive attacks in the cyberspace have moved on from the realm of media speculation and science fiction to become a very real and urgent challenge to international security. In the 21st century wars are spreading, slowly but surely, to cyberspace and the outer space. There has not ...

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...

“Helpless in the face of new challenges for the past several years, the global community (or, to be more precise, contemporary Judeo-Christian civilization) involuntarily brings to mind the Roman Empire in decline, perishing due to attacks by barbarian tribes. The most recent world events once again...

“International developments reflect the increasingly crazy-quilt nature of the world, where military strength is beginning to play a new role and there is new competition over resources. New bumps are appearing on the smooth road to post-bipolarity that not only squeak under the wheels but seriously...

In the past two years, the level of global terrorist activity has been unprecedented. In addition to quantitative indicators, terrorism has also reached a new qualitative level, as seen in the terrorist incidents of July 2005 in London and the confluence of terrorist methods and insurgent war in Ira...

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