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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 ...

In his monograph “Post-Imperium: a Eurasian Story”, a reputable Russian analyst and Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center Dmitry Trenin argues that the Soviet Union collapsed largely because Russia itself had grown tired of its imperial status and lost its imperial momentum. The book goes beyond fo...

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In 2015 expert report “Global Internet governance and International Security in the Field of the ICT Use” written by Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, with participation of the working group on Global Internet Governance and International Information Security programme at the PIR Center expert co...

July 14, 2015

The vast majority of the states recognize the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the cornerstone of the global security architecture. The treaty has an unprecedented membership of 191 states, and that number continues to grow: Palestine joined during the latest Review Conference held in April...

The Russia-China deal on cyber-security could send a warning signal to the U.S., which might view the deal as a growing threat to its economic and security interests in cyberspace.  

Originally written for Russia Direct and published on May 21 2015

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Crypto currencies, of which the most prevalent is the so called Bitcoin, are a new phenomenon in global finance. Serious security issues associated with them, such as possibility of financing criminal activities and terrorism, the risk of getting hacked and the potential to use Bitcoin to launder mo...

Since its establishment in 1989, FATF has evolved to become a body with membership with as many as 34 member states and two regional organizations, such as the European Community and the Gulf Cooperation Countries Union and 8 regional FATF-style groups that are associated members.  Together they mak...

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