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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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The spring of 2008 was a time of growing tensions and the emergence of new negative factors. All this resulted in the decrease of the index. Members of the PIR Center International Expert Group Marian Abisheva, Fulvio Attina, Dayan Jayatilleka, Konstantin Eggert, William Potter, Abdulaziz Sager, and...

Growing food prices, the risk of starvation for millions of people and dramatic consequences of natural disasters in Myanmar and China added to political problems and resulted in further decline of the index. Members of the International Expert Group – Konstantin Eggert, Dayan Jayatilleka, Andrey Ko...

The world becomes more unstable and this is reflected in the decline of the index. Moreover, during the annual review of its basic value, the experts agreed to make it lower as the planet becomes a less secure place to live. Members of the International Expert Group – Konstantin Eggert, Dayan Jayati...

The uncertainty of global economic crisis combined with rising tensions in different parts of the world does not contribute much to the rise of the index. Members of the International Expert Group – Marian Abisheva, Konstantin Eggert, Dayan Jayatilleka, Abdulaziz Sager, and Yevgeny Satanovsky – comm...

After sharp downward trend in summer/fall 2008, the index has moved into the stable zone of 2,900. This indicator is 20–30 points lower than in spring 2008 and this could be accounted for by the economic crisis. Meanwhile, the level of military, political and terrorist threats in the world has retur...

Members of the International Expert Group – Konstantin von Eggert, Dayan Jayatilleka, Andrey Kortunov, and Abdulaziz Sager– comment the events.

The iSi index – a comprehensive index of international security

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