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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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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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Beyond diplomatic negotiations, political debates and expert discussions on the WMDs and their role in the world there are other ways and dimensions on thinking on those issues that are extremely rarely addressed as a subject of research. There are doctrinal disputes in the world’s major religions o...

Amid the civil war in Syria and the general potential for conflict in the Middle East in 2013, questions are being asked as to the effectiveness of international peacekeeping in this day and age. There is also the need to assess the role of the UN in conflict settlement in the region, the political ...

At the end of a traditional period, the Russian armed forces are starting to face a number of new emerging challenges.  A few words about the current trends and development of the Russian armed forces; let me highlight two trends in particular.  First, growing priority is now given to increase in mo...

Since January 20, 2014 the implementation of the interim agreement between Iran and P5+1 is under way. Now the main question should be: what do we expect next? In this paper I tried to briefly elaborate on the possible scenarios for the next 6 to 12 months. I would like to notice that it is a very s...

On December 11, 2013 Trialogue Club International and its members celebrate the Club’s 20th anniversary. Trialogue began as the Moskovskiye Novosti newspaper’s exclusive information project before being taken over by PIR Center and earning itself a reputation as a prestigious international club, wit...

In terms of its portfolio of contracts and actual deliveries, Russia has for a long time been the world’s second-largest arms supplier after the United States. Over the past few years Asia Pacific has been the biggest destination of Russian arms exports, accounting for 55-57 per cent of the overall ...

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