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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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If “Arbatov and Dvorkin's ten points” on the need for a new policy in the sphere of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear deterrence, spelled out in the collective research monograph Nuclear Weapons After the Cold War, do not shake the world of nonproliferation and disarmament experts, they should at...

In September 2007 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland Mikhailovich Timerbaev, the greatest Russian expert on nuclear nonproliferation and one of the authors of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), will celebrate his 80th birthday. At this time the PIR Center ...

In his interview with Security Index Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Orlov, Ambassador Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament at the UN Under-Secretary-General level, comments on the future of the NPT and the CFE Treaty, nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea, and international ura...

In his Editorial, Vladimir Orlov analyzes the decisions made by presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in April 2009 and its implementation in April 2010 when the new treaty on further reductions and limitations on strategic offensive weapons was signed. Editor-in-Chief mentions the initial ste...

The New START treaty undoubtedly opens a new page in the relations between the U.S. and Russia. How did the ratification of the new treaty go in the United States? What are the main challenges to its successful implementation? What steps are being considered with respect to future arms control? We h...

What are the prospects for U.S.-Russian military-political relations? What are the problems that hamper the continued process of strategic offensive arms reductions? And how has the Russian proposal on building a united missile defense system been met in the West? Deputy Russian Defense Minister for...

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