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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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The article looks at the prospects for the implementation of the pan-European security project proposed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the context of the transformation of the two pillars of security on the European continent, the EU and NATO. The question is how the reset in the U.S.-Russi...

Russian experts use the official statistics to assess the state of affairs in arms exports and imports control. They present their views on the effectiveness of the existing international agreements, UN, OSCE and the EU regulations on arms exports. The article offers the analysis of the provisions a...

Recently many experts, observing the behavior of Russia's southern neighbor—China—have been asking this question. How will the relationship between the two great powers evolve? How equal will they be? The two members of the PIR Center Advisory Board search for the answer to this question, which is c...

A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

Until recently, Russia was almost the only major power trying to avoid any contacts with the radical movement of Taliban. Its contacts in Afghanistan were limited strictly to the legitimate government, and that position of Moscow seemed hard and fast. Late in 2015, however, Russian Special Envoy for...

Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center’s Executive Board and former head of the International Treaty Directorate at the Russian Ministry of Defense, believes that the Warsaw NATO Summit has become an important landmark capturing a new military and political reality: Russia has become the main...

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