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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...

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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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Differences among nuclear weapon states about the nuclear-weapon-free-zone in Central Asia and its support may become a part of a complex multilateral struggle for influence in the region. And positive nonproliferation initiative may eventually fall the victim of such intrigues. However, thorough an...

“Today water conflicts are becoming an integral part of the global geopolitical system since they are about control over an essential resource for modern technological society. Politicians and experts might soon be talking about water pipeline infrastructure, similar to gas and oil pipes. Water conf...

August 25, 2008

This is the considered judgment of the Japanese nuclear energy expert. In an era when the nuclear giants of various states are merging, combining the capabilities of JapanRussia, and Kazakhstan could result in a new international conglomerate able to compete at the global level.

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An expert of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo presents his controversial view of Russia's policy inCentral Asia with the focus on energy security and potential alliances within the Russia-China-United States triangle. Baev criticizes Moscow for the lack of strategic insight and pre...

The expanding realm of issues tackled by the PIR Center, both in this journal and in its other activities, has led to more and more attention to the problem of energy security and Russia's role in the post-Soviet space. These materials from a round table organized by the PIR Center with the support ...

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