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...
Both Russia and Qatar have plans to diversify their economies, but both remain heavily dependent on the production of raw materials, with oil and gas exports generating the bulk of their governments’ revenues. Assessing the current state of economic relations between Russia and Qatar, especially in ...
Recently it has become known that two prime suspects in committing the Boston Marathon bombings are two brother who had been identified as ethnic Chechens. On April 22, 2013 New York Times published an article[i] which noted that until a few days ago few Americans even knew what and where Che...
Towards the 2012 Conference on the WMD-Free Zone on the Middle East
The fast moving controversial developments in the Middle East and North Africa seem to be sidelining the search for responses to some fundamental security challenges in the region. This refers, among many other issues, to the discussion of steps for the preparation and successful conduct of this year's conference on the WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East. Furthermore, some think that there is not a favorable environment for such a conference now or in the foreseeable future.
Statement at PIR Center International Seminar in Moscow. October 4, 2012