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The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security prog...

The project Emerging Technologies and Global Security is part of the PIR Center eponymous program and aimed at exploring the potential for cooperation...

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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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During the last decade the region of Central Asia has got a network of pipelines to export energy to China. In the longer time frame that will give Beijing a major role in this region's politics and economics. What is the role of Central Asia in China's energy security? What are the instruments used...

If any one of Russians was asked a decade ago about how they see the world and Russia's place in it, the answer would have focused on the need for the country to overcome the abnormal and humiliating situation in which Russia found itself at the end of the 1990s. Now that the abnormalities of that d...

The author analyzes how Japan managed to overcome the devastating consequences of the 1973 energy crisis and diversified its supplies. Besides, he considers the role of Russia in the maintenance of the Japanese energy security mechanisms.

Development of Japan's Energy Security System

Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty contains a commitment by “each of the parties” to pursue negotiations “on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict...

Amid the civil war in Syria and the general potential for conflict in the Middle East in 2013, questions are being asked as to the effectiveness of international peacekeeping in this day and age. There is also the need to assess the role of the UN in conflict settlement in the region, the political ...


Some time ago the U.S. administration, including their former President Barack Obama, has voiced more and more often the idea that it would be desirable to continue strategic offensive reductions. There are several reasons why the United States are so interested in intensifying nuclear arms reduct...

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