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The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be dul...

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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destr...

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Sharon Squassoni

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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During the last decade the region of Central Asia has got a network of pipelines to export energy to China. In the longer time frame that will give Beijing a major role in this region's politics and economics. What is the role of Central Asia in China's energy security? What are the instruments used...

The Arab Spring in 2011 has fuelled the debate among politicians, experts and journalists about the role of information technologies (especially social networks) as a factor of turmoil and revolutions. The author analyzes the individual social networking services and their impact on the world in ter...

The author analyzes how Japan managed to overcome the devastating consequences of the 1973 energy crisis and diversified its supplies. Besides, he considers the role of Russia in the maintenance of the Japanese energy security mechanisms.

Development of Japan's Energy Security System

Both Russia and Qatar have plans to diversify their economies, but both remain heavily dependent on the production of raw materials, with oil and gas exports generating the bulk of their governments’ revenues. Assessing the current state of economic relations between Russia and Qatar, especially in ...

Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty contains a commitment by “each of the parties” to pursue negotiations “on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict...

Amid the civil war in Syria and the general potential for conflict in the Middle East in 2013, questions are being asked as to the effectiveness of international peacekeeping in this day and age. There is also the need to assess the role of the UN in conflict settlement in the region, the political ...

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