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The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be dul...

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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destr...

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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 1974-76, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland Makhmutovich Timerbaev was part of the  Soviet delegation that negotiated the “threshold” treaties limiting the yield of underground nuclear explosions, conducted either for weapons testing or for peaceful purposes. The ambassador relat...

An expert of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo presents his controversial view of Russia's policy inCentral Asia with the focus on energy security and potential alliances within the Russia-China-United States triangle. Baev criticizes Moscow for the lack of strategic insight and pre...

A U.S.-Russian Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (a so-called Section 123 agreement) has been initialed. Is this Agreement in Russia's interest? And even if Russia signs it, is it likely to enter into force? The PIRCenter's executive director examines both the politica...

The development of nuclear energy, either in the military field or in its various peaceful applications, entails a scientific and technical challenge for any nation and it also demands significant financial, material and human resources. Due to its strategic and special nature, especially in terms o...

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The report addresses the proliferation challenge posed by the "Three State" problem: Israel, India, and Pakistan non-membership in the NPT. The authors argue that the nonproliferation regime itself is not a useful tool to address the proliferation issues arising these three countries. The authors st...

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