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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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IF THE NEW START TREATY EXPIRES WITH NO EXTENSION:  SCENARIOS FOR RUSSIA

Policy memo by PIR Center (brief version)

May 26, 2020

 

The Russian-US Treaty on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, commonly referred to as the New START treaty, is due to expire on February 5, 2021. Moscow has proposed to extend the treaty for additional five years, but ...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities)

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities)

Materials on the history of the NPT preparation declassified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on March 5, 2020

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VIENNA (IDN) – It is sometimes said that it is easy to try to herd cats than to get the States parties to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to agree on anything practical! This certainly seems to be the case now, as after dithering for several weeks the earth shaking announcement coming out...

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Relations between the United States and Russia have shifted over timesometimes in reassuring and sometimes in concerning waysyet most experts agree that each nation is the only one that poses, through its arsenal of nuclear weapons, an existential threat to other. Over the years, the ...

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