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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...

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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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The book Lev and the Atom. Academician Lev P. Feoktistov: A Self-Portrait and Reminiscences, tells of one of the most important Soviet and Russian nuclear scientists, who during the course of his life went from bomb maker to convinced supporter of complete nuclear disarmament.

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In an interview with Security Index editor-in-chief Vladimir Orlov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Russia Kanwal Sibal expresses his opinions on India's relations with Russia, China, and the United States; his views on the mixing of religion and politics; and examines the i...

The general opinion since the end of the Cold War has been that the huge Russian nuclear arsenal is one of the possible sources of nuclear weapons and materials sought by terrorists. It is believed that the risk of theft of Russian nuclear materials is especially high. Bulgarian expert Bilyana Tsvet...

What are the prospects for U.S.-Russian military-political relations? What are the problems that hamper the continued process of strategic offensive arms reductions? And how has the Russian proposal on building a united missile defense system been met in the West? Deputy Russian Defense Minister for...

The 2010 NPT Review Conference called on the states which possess the largest nuclear arsenals to play the leading role in implementing its Action Plan. The article discusses specific steps which could be undertaken by Russia and theUnited States in the near time frame in order to implement the Plan...

On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev handed over his briefcase containing Russia's nuclear launch codes to Boris Yeltsin. Eighteen months after Russia declared its sovereignty from the Soviet Union and six months after his election as Russian president, Yeltsin received the keys to the contry's n...

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