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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 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

In his Editorial, Vladimir Orlov analyzes the decisions made by presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in April 2009 and its implementation in April 2010 when the new treaty on further reductions and limitations on strategic offensive weapons was signed. Editor-in-Chief mentions the initial ste...

“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 New START treaty undoubtedly opens a new page in the relations between the U.S. and Russia. How did the ratification of the new treaty go in the United States? What are the main challenges to its successful implementation? What steps are being considered with respect to future arms control? We h...

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...

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