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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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The claimed intention of the US Government to transfer its stewardship role over IANA functions to the multistakeholder community last March was confirmed by Larry Strickling this time. But, unfortunately, the architecture of the future construction is still unclear.

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The key strategic issue was, of course, the discussion of the so-called “IANA stewardship transition”, which was initiated by the US government last year (in fact, it claimed its desire to transfer these functions to a new “multistakeholder mechanism”). This problem has an acutely controversial natu...

The expert community is increasingly raising the question of whether Russia should withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) today. Potential Russia’s pullout from the Treaty has been discussed since 2003. The issue remains controversial as the treaty is...

The article provides a set of proceedings of the meeting of the Russian-US working group on Iranian nuclear issue, which was established in November of 2013 by PIR Center and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA). The meeting of the group that took place in Gstaad, Switzerland...

The establishment of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers in Moscow and Washington in the end of 1980-s which followed with regard to the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty became an important and longsighted step in the process of strengthening of strategic stability. Today the N...

As the world has recovered from the psychological shock of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and has learnt its lessons, the global nuclear energy industry today is entering next cycle of an upward spiral, opening new emerging markets for ambitious projects. Russia is among the world’s top players in t...

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