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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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In the spring of 2014 Moscow moved a strategy known as a pivot to the East to the forefront of its foreign policy. The strategy, brought to life and revitalized to a major extent in response to several waves of the Western sanctions, implies reinforced development of the Russian Far East and Eastern...

Russia’s Eastward Pivot strategy, which was announced in the early 2010s, includes the following components:

  • Stronger political and strategic role played by Russia in the Asia Pacific;
  • Much closer economic ties with the East Asian countries;
  • Accelerated economic development of the Russian Far East an...

As a result of Western sanctions imposed on Russia, in the spring of 2014 Moscow brought a strategy known as “a pivot to the East” to the forefront of its foreign policy. This strategy is commonly held to include the following points:

  • Accelerated development of the Russian Far East and Eastern Siber...

The practice of adopting State Armament Programs (SAP) as overarching policy documents that set out weapons development and procurement targets was established fairly recently in Russia. The SAP-2020 program, approved in 2011, is the fourth such program in post-Soviet Russian history. The existence ...

“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...

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