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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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(A review of the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”)

On September 29, 2016 Moscow hosted the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”. The event was organized by PIR Center a...

In the political sense, the success of a space exploration program is not defined solely by its specific results that can be used to achieve various foreign policy objectives. Another important criterion of success is the program’s ability to bolster the country’s international standing in various i...

Economic growth and the combined demographic, scientific and industrial potential of the BRICS countries have turned the bloc into a global leader. Other global players are paying close attention to this format of international cooperation. BRICS nations are already working closely in the area of fi...

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...

Head of the Russian Space Agency's Manned Programs Directorate Alexei Krasnov tells Security Index editor-in-chief Vladimir Orlov about the future of manned space flights and the prospects for international cooperation in space research, including lunar missions.

“Manned space flight has always bee...

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