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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 his Editorial, Vladimir Orlov analyzes the decisions made by presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in April 2009 and its implementation in April 2010 when the new treaty on further reductions and limitations on strategic offensive weapons was signed. Editor-in-Chief mentions the initial ste...

Starting from spring 2010, tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen considerably. The Korean issue involves a broader circle of participants than just the two Koreas. Being a leader in regional affairs China has an active position and clearly has a strategic vision of the situation, which the oth...

The New START treaty undoubtedly opens a new page in the relations between the U.S. and Russia. How did the ratification of the new treaty go in the United States? What are the main challenges to its successful implementation? What steps are being considered with respect to future arms control? We h...

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...

In May 2012 Chicago hosted the latest NATO summit. The event was attended by the heads of state and government, defense ministers and foreign ministers of more than 50 countries – including NATO members. The main topics on the agenda included the Afghan problem; agreeing on a program of reform of th...

The willing to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes was announced by the Gulf Cooperation Council states. The article is focused on the measures taken by these countries to identify the current and future need in electric power, to start developing a nuclear energy capacity, to prepa...

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