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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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What are the key issues in focus of the agenda of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)? How has the structure and the governance model of the CSTO changed over the recent years, and what new priorities have emerged for its members? These questions also touch upon the evolving approach ...

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has made a lot of progress over the past 20 years in harmonizing the interests of its member states – but there have also been many failures along the way. The organization is focusing primarily on humanitarian issues, almost entirely i...

Russia’s Eastward Pivot strategy, which was announced in the early 2010s, includes the following components:

  • Stronger political and strategic role played by Russia in the Asia Pacific;
  • Much closer economic ties with the East Asian countries;
  • Accelerated economic development of the Russian Far East an...

The fact that the so-called “shale revolution” is real can no longer be denied. Natural gas production from new sources, primarily shale rock, continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Andrey Shadurskiy, energy policy and security expert and senior lecturer at St Petersburg State University, looks at the s...

The global energy markets have been undergoing tectonic shifts in recent years. They include an unprecedented growth of Chinese demand, a rebalancing of global trade towards Asia, North America’s transformation into a potential net exporter of energy resources, and the reorientation of the European ...

As a result of Western sanctions imposed on Russia, in the spring of 2014 Moscow brought a strategy known as “a pivot to the East” to the forefront of its foreign policy. This strategy is commonly held to include the following points:

  • Accelerated development of the Russian Far East and Eastern Siber...
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