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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...

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

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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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Action 22: All states are encouraged to implement the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (A/57/124) regarding the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education, in order to advance the goals of the treaty in support of achievi...

Four principles of strategic stability

It is possible, at least conceptually, to sketch out a set of broad principles for U.S-Russian strategic stability – those principles are rooted in Cold War legacies but need to be adapted, revisited, and broadened in light of changing strategic capabilities a...

On October 20, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States is going to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). Many experts assumed that that Trump’s decision was caused not by the accusations that Russia violated the treaty but by concerns about Ch...

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...

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 New START treaty between Russia and the United States stipulates a large number of measures which must be accomplished within a clearly defined time frame. The question is, what next? Are deeper strategic offensive arms reductions after the expiration of New START possible, or indeed necessary? ...

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