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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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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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“Myanmar is an Asian tiger in hibernation. It has a population of 60mln and a territory the size of Ukraine. It is enormously rich in natural resources. Potentially it is an important Asian power – but for now, its international role is negligible. For many decades the country has kept itself isolat...

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...

Myanmar is facing significant new political developments. Moreover, its international situation has already improved. In 2014 Myanmar will take over the rotating chairmanship of ASEAN and host an East Asia Summit meeting. These and other developments indicate that the country of 60 million is openin...

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...

Growing contradictions over the Unified Energy System of Central Asia are increasingly leading to disruption in the work of the region's power plants. One of the most promising solutions to this problem is alternative energy sources, which can compensate for the shortage of energy generation capacit...

The first attempts to make sure nuclear weapons are never used in anger were made right after they were invented. Advisor to the Chief of Russia's General Staff Alexander Radchuk analyses the position of the nuclear powers, looks at the latest nuclear disarmament initiatives and details possible sce...

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