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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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Placing weapons in space and turning the outer space into a potential arena of combat action poses a significant threat to strategic stability and global security. The deployment of various types of weapons in space could inflict serious damage on the existing arms control arrangements, especially i...

Predictable as it was, Vladimir Putin’s decision to take back the position of supreme authority in Russia’s constitutionally super-presidential state is a great disappointment to Western leaders, and particularly to US President Barack Obama, who cultivated a close personal relation with hapless Dmi...

Combat action and massive attacks in the cyberspace have moved on from the realm of media speculation and science fiction to become a very real and urgent challenge to international security. In the 21st century wars are spreading, slowly but surely, to cyberspace and the outer space. There has not ...

In July 2011 Aleksandr Lukashenko marked 17 years as Belarusian president. The oppressive authoritarian regime he has built is based on a stagnant post-Soviet economy with a distinct Belarusian flavor. That economy is unreformed and heavily dependent on external factors - first and foremost, Russian...

Europe and Russia both need a new conventional arms control regime in equal measure. Long-term, predictable and sustainable cooperation in the framework of that new regime would facilitate the resolution of common security problems and have a positive effect on all the other areas of Russia's cooper...

The future of Afghanistan and Central Asia depends to a very large extent on Washington’s plans for the region, and to a very small extent on the Taliban. Keeping track of the geopolitical thinking in the White House is all the more important because the United States is entering a period of depress...

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