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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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Pursuing a flexible policy of balancing between the great regional powers several CIS nations participate in regional organizations and cooperation platforms whose objectives and membership are very similar. The author analyzes the activity of two regional security organizations in the post-Soviet s...

The Taliban have already won the war. They will remain in Afghanistan, with or without the Americans. Their tactic of refusing to meet the Americans’ tanks and aviation head on and waging guerrilla warfare instead has proved a complete success. They have kept their armed strength intact and learned ...

December 3, 2010

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 author gives a comprehensive view of the various aspects of Iranian energy policy, including the exploration of the oil fields in the Caspian and the problem of dividing the bottom of the Caspian Sea, transit gas pipelines, and export of electricity. The article assumes that Iran is doomed to be...

The question of the direction and routes or Turkmen gas supplies has become strategically important. But who is now the leading player in this complex system of economic and political relations? Is it Russia, China or Europe, who all want to make use of the Turkmen gas resources? Or is it Turkmenist...

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