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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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May 22, 2013

On 16-17 March the Strategic Studies Network from Near East South Asia (NESA) Center of the US National Defense University convened a task force to develop a draft agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. The group – consisting of P5+1, EU, GCC (Gulf Countries Council), Israeli, and Turkish experts...

Mark Bowden's new book “Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis, the First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam,” provides a qualitatively new narrative, not only chronicling a great sweep of events related to the Iran hostage crisis and describing a large number of persons, but also...

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...

The author reviews the book by Vladimir Novikov devoted to de facto nuclear weapon states and threshold countries. The book gives a comprehensive analysis of the lacunas in the nonproliferation regime and maintains that a significant role in promoting nuclear weapons development in other countries h...

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