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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

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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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The practice of adopting State Armament Programs (SAP) as overarching policy documents that set out weapons development and procurement targets was established fairly recently in Russia. The SAP-2020 program, approved in 2011, is the fourth such program in post-Soviet Russian history. The existence ...

Current reform of the Armed Forces is in the center of heated polemics between two renowned Russian experts in military affairs. However, both of them eventually agree that the situation is far from rosy and there is a lack of strategic insight with respect to the future development of the Russian A...

Reshaping the Russian army is one of the main aspects of President Dmitry Medvedev's program on modernization of the country. What are the aims, objectives and consequences of the ongoing reform of Russia's military machine? The Chief of the Russian General Staff and First Deputy Defense Minister Ni...

The Russian Federation has experienced numerous military reforms. What are the chances that ongoing military reforms in Russia will be carried out successfully? And if the modernization and restructuring of the Russian Armed Forces is fruitful, does this have any consequences for military build-up a...

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