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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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In Uzbekistan, all the modern institutions such as the media, the rule of law, an independent judiciary, the constitution, political parties, par-liament and elections, are little more than superficial ornamentation. As in many other post-Soviet countries, real politics happens behind the thick wall...

The main support to the Nazarbayev regime comes from a relatively stable group of 10-12 people sometimes referred to as the Old Guards. This group has shaped in its current form in the early 2000s; it consists of people highly trusted by the president. Along with the Old Guards, the Kazakhstan burea...

Analysts are increasingly predicting the possibility of an explosive escalation of tensions between political power groups in Kazakhstan. They fear that the government may lose control of the situation as the transition of power draws near.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev became a septuagenarian in 2...

Before the earthquake in Japan, Chinese nuclear power generation was expected to reach 86 GW by 2020.
Such a giant nuclear leap (25 reactors are already being built, and even more are planned) requires meticulous planning and preparation. Let us then consider the prospects for China's "big nuclear le...

A sustainable U.S.-Russian partnership requires further action in arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation to ensure a stable and enduring relationship. During the meeting of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group1 in Gstaad, Switzerland, on February 2-3, 2011, participants discu...

One of the thorniest issues at the Russian-U.S. talks on the New START Treaty that ended in spring 2010 was that of strategic-range non-nuclear systems (or conventional Prompt Global Strike weapons, CPGS). One cannot say that the issue of strategic-range non-nuclear systems came as a surprise to the...

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