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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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Till 2014 the issue of nuclear weapons on Ukraine’s territory, and of security assurances to be given to Ukraine in return for becoming a non-nuclear weapon state, seemed to be resolved once and for all in the Trilateral Statement by the Russian, U.S. and Ukrainian presidents, and then in the Budape...

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has made a lot of progress over the past 20 years in harmonizing the interests of its member states – but there have also been many failures along the way. The organization is focusing primarily on humanitarian issues, almost entirely i...

A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

The problem of the future of Kosovo has remained in the headlines and is an important topic of discussion at the highest political levels, a fact that is not surprising, since this unresolved issue has become one of the chronic factors influencing Russia-West relations. In their discussion on potent...

«We in the Western counties export democracy as if it were the best solution, as if you should be ashamed not to have a democracy. This is a wrong vision of the world. In my opinion, some countries simply could not work based on democracy. Sometimes it is better to have a good, strong, “despot eclai...

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