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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 2015 NPT Review Conference, which failed to approve a Final Document, has put into stark relief the key challenges facing the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The international community will have to come up with effective responses to these challenges as part of the 2016-2020 NPT review cycle....

According to Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, by 2015 the world had finally recognized that states should develop binding norms of conduct in cyberspace. The article examines how the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context o...

Against the backdrop of events in Ukraine and the serious crisis in relations between Russia and the West, which have systemic causes, it is becoming increasingly clear that Europe's current security architecture requires reevaluation. The article's authors, Evgeny Buzhinsky and Oleg Shakirov stress...

Cooling relations between Russia and the West reignited the debate in Russia about an "Eastward pivot", which, coupled with existing integration strategies for the post-Soviet space, comes with new and ambitious challenges. The Eurasian Economic Union was formed in early 2015, and by the end of the ...

The vast majority of the states recognize the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the cornerstone of the global security architecture. The treaty has an unprecedented membership of 191 states, and that number continues to grow: Palestine joined during the latest Review Conference held in April...

Crypto currencies, of which the most prevalent is the so called Bitcoin, are a new phenomenon in global finance. Serious security issues associated with them, such as possibility of financing criminal activities and terrorism, the risk of getting hacked and the potential to use Bitcoin to launder mo...

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