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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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One of the thorniest issues at the Russian-U.S. talks on the New START Treaty that ended in spring 2010 was that of strategic-range non-nuclear systems (or conventional Prompt Global Strike weapons, CPGS). One cannot say that the issue of strategic-range non-nuclear systems came as a surprise to the...

The first attempts to make sure nuclear weapons are never used in anger were made right after they were invented. Advisor to the Chief of Russia's General Staff Alexander Radchuk analyses the position of the nuclear powers, looks at the latest nuclear disarmament initiatives and details possible sce...

Nuclear disarmament is one of the hot topics today. The more it is negotiated, the more there is the understanding that nuclear disarmament is a multilateral process, which should involve different actors and different aspects. At present, there are certain items on the short-term agenda – the strat...

Nuclear disarmament is not the exclusive domain of the United States and Russia. Active participation of other members of the nuclear five is an important issue on the international agenda. France's traditionally independent stance could give a new impetus to nuclear disarmament - or hold it back. F...

The article contains some policy recommendations on the improvement of the strategic arms control regime. It considers a number of options as far as START and SORT are concerned and attaches particular importance to the verification mechanisms.

Next Steps in U.S.-Russian Arms Control (full text)

How should Russia act with respect to strategic offensive arms? What are the practical lanes for cooperation? Which problems should be resolved as top priorities? These questions are discussed by Sergey Koshelev, Deputy Director, Department for Security and Disarmament Affairs of the Russian MFA; Yevg...

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