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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 an interview with David Santoro, President of the Pacific Forum, we discussed prospects for nuclear nonproliferation cooperation within the P5, strategic developments in the Asia-Pacific, and Chinese nuclear strategy. Please note that the interview took place on February 18 before the recent geo...

Russia and Iranian nuclear program: what steps are to be made to secure nonproliferation core principles and values?

Amid the anticipated resolution of the deadlock at the Vienna talks on the restoration of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Russia acts as a committed defender of the NPT regime and vocal supporter of the JCPOA as a means to preclude Iran’s potential joining the nuclear weapon states club...

For nearly a week, for the first time in nuclear history armed conflict has been underway in a country with operational nuclear power plants, thus creating the potential for catastrophic damage to these nuclear facilities with the real risk of radioactive contamination that could easily be transpor...

A Fortochka In Increasingly Heated Russian-American Relations

At a time of increasing tension, decreasing trust, and rising misunderstanding between the U.S. and Russia, which are continually setting record low marks in bilateral relations, both have alarmingly begun sleepwalking with their eyes wide open towards a conflict which at best will result in a conve...

In the interview with Jamie Kwong, the Stanton Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, we talked about the P5 Process prospects, non-nuclear-weapon states position, the future of U.S. chair from the U.S. side.


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In the interview with Tariq Rauf, PIR Center Advisory Board member, Former Head of the Verification and Security Policy Coordination Office at the IAEA, we talked about the outcomes of the second session of the WMD free zone, Iran’s position and prospects for NPT Review Conference scheduled for Janu...

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