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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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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 ...

A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

The article provides detailed observations of the Transparency Reporting practiced adopted my major ICT corporations quite recently. The author aims to track how the revelations made by Edward Snowden in Summer 2013 influenced the format of transparency report and its adoption by major actors of the...

Experts trying to predict what Afghanistan’s future will look like once NATO troops leave the country typically assume that a great deal will depend on the results of the April 2014 presidential election. Analysts agree that the main problems facing the current Afghan government – corruption, poor g...

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