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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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The authors campaign for the quantitative risk assessment with respect to nuclear sector and suggest a set of recommendations on how to strengthen the nonproliferation regime and ensure substantial progress in nuclear energy development.

Nuclear Renaissance and Nonproliferation

“No monumental breakthrough was achieved – but then again, nothing special was expected. More positive atmosphere around the treaty, confirmation of its viability which I'm sure all the participants can agree on – these positive outcomes alone are sufficient to start working, without any great fanfa...

The year 2012 marks the ten-year anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 57/60 and the UN Secretary General's report on disarmament and non-proliferation education. At the very beginning of the 21st century, it became clear that a new wave of interest in atomic energy, dubbed the "nuclear rena...

On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev handed over his briefcase containing Russia's nuclear launch codes to Boris Yeltsin. Eighteen months after Russia declared its sovereignty from the Soviet Union and six months after his election as Russian president, Yeltsin received the keys to the contry's n...

Before the earthquake in Japan, Chinese nuclear power generation was expected to reach 86 GW by 2020.
Such a giant nuclear leap (25 reactors are already being built, and even more are planned) requires meticulous planning and preparation. Let us then consider the prospects for China's "big nuclear le...

The objective of this nongovernmental White Paper published by the PIR Center on the eve of the 2010 NPT Review Conference is to define the hot issues currently affecting the nuclear nonproliferation and to suggest the set of specific policy recommendations on how to break the deadlocks and strength...

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