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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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When the Barack Obama administration came to power in 2009, it had yet to formulate its own strategy for Central Asia. In 2009-2012 it more or less stuck to the policies whose foundations were laid under George W. Bush. Under those policies, Afghanistan remained the top U.S. priority, and all the st...

Progress since the transition was announced last year has been tremendous, with robust, high quality proposals emerging over the past few weeks, and being further detailed, debated and refined this week in Singapore. There is more work to do, but we finish the ICANN week with a community of stakehol...

At the ICANN 52 - the central topic was the IANA stewardship transition, where the three different communities and customers of IANA: (Numbers - RiRs, Protocols and Parameters- the IETF and Names - or ICANN) are yet to reach a consensus for a joint proposal to meet the Sept 2015 deadline. The first ...

The claimed intention of the US Government to transfer its stewardship role over IANA functions to the multistakeholder community last March was confirmed by Larry Strickling this time. But, unfortunately, the architecture of the future construction is still unclear.

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The key strategic issue was, of course, the discussion of the so-called “IANA stewardship transition”, which was initiated by the US government last year (in fact, it claimed its desire to transfer these functions to a new “multistakeholder mechanism”). This problem has an acutely controversial natu...

Till 2014 the issue of nuclear weapons on Ukraine’s territory, and of security assurances to be given to Ukraine in return for becoming a non-nuclear weapon state, seemed to be resolved once and for all in the Trilateral Statement by the Russian, U.S. and Ukrainian presidents, and then in the Budape...

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