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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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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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In May 2012 China and the United States held the fourth round of bilateral strategic and economic dialogue. The two sides agreed to begin strategic consultations on various Asian problems. This means that the Asia Pacific region is now at the center of strategic dialogue between the two countries. B...

Participation in the integration processes in Asia Pacific means, first and foremost, economic cooperation. In the period from July to September 2010 trade with the APEC countries accounted for 23.3%of Russian foreign trade. (Trade with the EU constituted 49.5% and with the CIS 13.8%). The figure ha...

American and European proponents of reducing non-strategic, or tactical, nuclear weapons, NSNW (especially those belonging to Russia) have stepped up their rhetoric in the past couple of years. The new NATO Strategic Concept, which was adopted at the Lisbon summit in November 2010, and the Senate re...

The 2010 NPT Review Conference called on the states which possess the largest nuclear arsenals to play the leading role in implementing its Action Plan. The article discusses specific steps which could be undertaken by Russia and theUnited States in the near time frame in order to implement the Plan...

Having visited the Middle East, Washington and now Brussels in the past few months, I keep trying to figure out the answers to the following questions: Who wants a war with Iran? And will there be a war?

My first conclusion is that very few people want a war with Iran. In fact, almost nobody does, b...

The US-Russian relations in the field of security, as of early 2012, are still full of contradictions.
On the one hand the reset policy in bilateral relations which was initiated by Barack Obama three years ago has brought specific and very optimistic results, such as the Prague Treaty on Measures fo...

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