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The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security prog...

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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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Europe finds itself in the peculiar situation – it is left without any significant arms control agreements, while being transformed by the United States into the theater of potential military operations. The author argues that the negotiations on the new regime should be launched, otherwise Russia m...

“International developments reflect the increasingly crazy-quilt nature of the world, where military strength is beginning to play a new role and there is new competition over resources. New bumps are appearing on the smooth road to post-bipolarity that not only squeak under the wheels but seriously...

“Through the veil of diplomatic initiatives and political maneuvers, along with the strangely large number of new military programs that have been announced in the past few months, there are signs of an impending change of economic models and emergence of new technological platforms.”

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“There is a disquieting sense in the world if not of déjà vu, then of something very familiar. The international system is going through a stage of active change, and the main players in the global arena, in expectation of the new context, mainly are concentrating on tactical missions.”

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“The events in the sphere of energy supply have become the main theme of the past quarter. They not only confirm the growing importance of energy supply for international politics, but demonstrate the beginning of the reorganization of the global hydrocarbon and energy supply in the overall market, ...

“Any society and any country, as a rule, has a more flattering opinion of its own international prospects than they really are. The question is about the ability to draw the right conclusions from sometimes unpleasant revelations. The most dangerous thing is when foreign policy illusions become a co...

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