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Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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

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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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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 Caspian region is rich in hydrocarbons. An additional wealth of this unique reservoir, its other black gold, is caviar. And this wealth is rapidly disappearing. Why? Who unleashed the caviar wars, and can this environmental bioterrorism be stopped?

The Great Caspian Caviar Game (full text)

The term digital diplomacy, which has recently gained popularity along with such terms as Internet diplomacy, social networks diplomacy, and Web 2.0 diplomacy, was initially used in the context of U.S. foreign policy. It denoted the broad use of information and telecommunication technologies, includ...

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...

The Russian–U.S. working group on the Iranian nuclear issue was established in November 2013 by the PIR Center, a leading Russian NGO in the area of international security, and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), a regional center under the U.S. Department of Defense. The a...


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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