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The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be dul...

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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destr...

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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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The book Lev and the Atom. Academician Lev P. Feoktistov: A Self-Portrait and Reminiscences, tells of one of the most important Soviet and Russian nuclear scientists, who during the course of his life went from bomb maker to convinced supporter of complete nuclear disarmament.

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If “Arbatov and Dvorkin's ten points” on the need for a new policy in the sphere of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear deterrence, spelled out in the collective research monograph Nuclear Weapons After the Cold War, do not shake the world of nonproliferation and disarmament experts, they should at...

Mark Bowden's new book “Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis, the First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam,” provides a qualitatively new narrative, not only chronicling a great sweep of events related to the Iran hostage crisis and describing a large number of persons, but also...

This book by Pakistani researcher Ayesha Siddiqa on the increasing participation of the military in the business and economic life of various countries is based on rich factual material, particularly where her native Pakistan is concerned. The effectiveness of the commercial operations undertaken by...

New book published by the Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) deals with energy security aspects in East Asia and its impact on international affairs in the region. The first and probably major advantage of the book is that its contributors openly and clearly declare energy causes be...

The book by Corera Gordon on the activities of the A.Q. Khan network is one of the bestsellers of journalistic investigation. “The Cold War is gone now. Some say, so are the dividing lines, and barriers on such issues as terrorism and nonproliferation have long been superseded by cooperation between...

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