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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...

The project Emerging Technologies and Global Security is part of the PIR Center eponymous program and aimed at exploring the potential for cooperation...

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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 implementation of the State Armament Program to 2020 in Russia results in a massive renovation of weapons and military equipment in a scale, which is unmatched in the modern Russian history. The ambitious program reflects the undisputable priority of technologically upgraded and strengthened Arm...

“Helpless in the face of new challenges for the past several years, the global community (or, to be more precise, contemporary Judeo-Christian civilization) involuntarily brings to mind the Roman Empire in decline, perishing due to attacks by barbarian tribes. The most recent world events once again...

“Neither the international community as a whole nor the most powerful and influential states, the United States in particular, could overcome the inertia of their own policies and take decisive, innovative steps. However, it is possible that the current stagnation in world politics is in fact a sort...

Global uncertainty is increasing, while the ability to direct the processes taking place in the global arena is decreasing. And it turns out that the global community as such, as well as the most powerful, leading states are incapable of stopping the accumulation of negative trends.”

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The dynamics of international events in the beginning of 2008 once again poses rather annoying questions concerning the extent to which the world powers are able to adjust their foreign and military policy to the changes taking place in the international arena, to which extent they are ready to cou...

The inflow of oil dollars makes it possible to ensure the loyalty of elite groups, alleviate social problems and finance state expenditure irrespective of the effectiveness of the bureaucratic system and all those sectors of the economy that are not related to the production and export of oil, gas,...

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