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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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On November 17, 2009 Deputy Director of the Institute of the CIS Studies Vladimir Zharikhin spoke at the regular meeting of the Trialogue Club International. He described the election campaign in Ukraine, talked about the possible scenarios for the future in connection with the elections and specula...

In an exclusive interview for Security Index, academician Yevgeny Primakov—a person who needs no introduction—shares his views of recent events in the Middle East, a region to which he has dedicated many years of his life and professional activity.  He assesses the trends in the region and forecasts...

The willing to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes was announced by the Gulf Cooperation Council states. The article is focused on the measures taken by these countries to identify the current and future need in electric power, to start developing a nuclear energy capacity, to prepa...

Having visited the Middle East, Washington and now Brussels in the past few months, I keep trying to figure out the answers to the following questions: Who wants a war with Iran? And will there be a war?

My first conclusion is that very few people want a war with Iran. In fact, almost nobody does, b...

The need to prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle East has been on the international agenda for decades. The 2010 NPT Review Conference made the decision to convene in 2012 a conference on the issue of establishing a WMD-free zone in the region. A wave of unrest in 2011 has given rise to obvious...

A sustainable U.S.-Russian partnership requires further action in arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation to ensure a stable and enduring relationship. During the meeting of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group1 in Gstaad, Switzerland, on February 2-3, 2011, participants discu...

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