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The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be dul...

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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destr...

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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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Economic growth and the combined demographic, scientific and industrial potential of the BRICS countries have turned the bloc into a global leader. Other global players are paying close attention to this format of international cooperation. BRICS nations are already working closely in the area of fi...

Dear Tom,

It is a pleasure to have the chance to correspond with you, and I am grateful to the Security Index for this exchange. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on whether a policy of nuclear disarmament is appropriate within the current international security climate.

For my part, I a...

Divergent perceptions of the proliferation threat play a significant role in the nonproliferation regime. By analyzing threat perception and resulting state policy preferences, the authors help identify issues on which a convergence of views, if not consensus, might be generated, and highlight those...

The book by George Tenet, ex-Director of the CIA, is analyzed by his counterpart Lt. Gen. Gennady Evstafiev, who devoted many years of his life to Russian intelligence. With a high degree of skepticism, Evstafiev devotes his review to three stories mentioned by Tenet – 9/11 and war on terrorism, non...

In his interview with Security Index Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Orlov, Ambassador Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament at the UN Under-Secretary-General level, comments on the future of the NPT and the CFE Treaty, nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea, and international ura...

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