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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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Despite political turbulences, cooperation in the nuclear field is flourishing. Companies from different countries working in the field make up a complex network covering a wide variety of uranium cycle processes, ranging from uranium extraction and enrichment to fuel fabrication and reprocessing. T...

As the world has recovered from the psychological shock of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and has learnt its lessons, the global nuclear energy industry today is entering next cycle of an upward spiral, opening new emerging markets for ambitious projects. Russia is among the world’s top players in t...

A research associate of the PIR Center who has been involved since 2011 in extensive research activities on the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and peaceful nuclear energy in the Greater Middle East, examines the ups and downs of the Third Session of the PrepCom half a year ahead of the 2015 NPT ...

Back in the end of 1990s, Vietnam launched its first projects in the field of nuclear power Today the government plans that Vietnamese NPPS will provide 15 percent of the nation’s demand for power supply by 2015 already. To meet its ambitious goals Vietnam has been intensively developing internation...

For many years, the Iranian nuclear program has remained one of the key flashpoints in international politics and one of the most sensitive issues in the Greater Middle East. But just over a year since the election of Hassan Rouhani as the new Iranian president, resolution of the Iranian nuclear pro...

The global nuclear renaissance is back on the agenda. For all the repercussions of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, nuclear energy is gaining momentum and winning new regional markets. One of these emerging new markets is the Middle East, where an increasing number of countries are...

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