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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 his interview with Security Index Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Orlov, Ambassador Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament at the UN Under-Secretary-General level, comments on the future of the NPT and the CFE Treaty, nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea, and international ura...

The authors campaign for the quantitative risk assessment with respect to nuclear sector and suggest a set of recommendations on how to strengthen the nonproliferation regime and ensure substantial progress in nuclear energy development.

Nuclear Renaissance and Nonproliferation

“No monumental breakthrough was achieved – but then again, nothing special was expected. More positive atmosphere around the treaty, confirmation of its viability which I'm sure all the participants can agree on – these positive outcomes alone are sufficient to start working, without any great fanfa...

The year 2012 marks the ten-year anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 57/60 and the UN Secretary General's report on disarmament and non-proliferation education. At the very beginning of the 21st century, it became clear that a new wave of interest in atomic energy, dubbed the "nuclear rena...

On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev handed over his briefcase containing Russia's nuclear launch codes to Boris Yeltsin. Eighteen months after Russia declared its sovereignty from the Soviet Union and six months after his election as Russian president, Yeltsin received the keys to the contry's n...

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...

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