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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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The Iranian nuclear program: is it a threat, and can it trigger an arms race in the Middle East? Or are rumors about its dangers much exaggerated? What are the main problems with the approaches being used by the international community to address the issue? What are the steps Iran itself is prepared...

Having visited the Middle East, Washington and now Brussels in the past few months, I keep trying to figure out the answers to the following questions: Who wants a war with Iran? And will there be a war?

My first conclusion is that very few people want a war with Iran. In fact, almost nobody does, b...

A foreign policy priority – that is how the key Russian diplomatic documents describe the importance of Iran for Russia.

In the revolutionary eighties, the Iranian regime viewed the Soviet Union as a small Satan. Over the two decades since the normalization of bilateral relations, the country has re...

The escalating crisis over Iran's nuclear program urges the international community to impose the new sanctions against this country. The possible steps for the confidence building between Iran and the international community and the current relations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy...

In his Editorial, Vladimir Orlov speaks about the possible solution to the crisis over the Iranian nuclear program and assumes that there is still a chance to come to an agreement. He praises the patient position of the United States and expects that one of the stumbling blocks would be the policy o...

In addition to nuclear weapons themselves, a state aspiring to nuclear power status must have the means to deliver them. What is Iran's capability to design and produce nuclear weapon delivery systems—if, of course, Iran really is striving to obtain nuclear weapons? 

Iran's Delivery Systems Capabil...

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