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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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April 2, 2015

The latest deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iranian nuclear issue was set for July 1, 2015. The window of opportunity for the long-lasting solution to the problem is narrowing down. The negotiations between Tehran and P5+1 continue after their second extension, and on March 31, 201...

When the Barack Obama administration came to power in 2009, it had yet to formulate its own strategy for Central Asia. In 2009-2012 it more or less stuck to the policies whose foundations were laid under George W. Bush. Under those policies, Afghanistan remained the top U.S. priority, and all the st...

The article provides a set of proceedings of the meeting of the Russian-US working group on Iranian nuclear issue, which was established in November of 2013 by PIR Center and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA). The meeting of the group that took place in Gstaad, Switzerland...

The role of Middle East in the Russian arms trade grows, with the region accounting for 20 percent of total Russian arms export and being second after the Asia Pacific. However, within this complicated region the market strategies, barriers and the demand compositions vary greatly, making successful...

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 ...

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