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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 current crisis around Qatar formally began on June 5 when the Persian Gulf monarchies led by Saudi Arabia, as well as Egypt and a number of other states declared a diplomatic blockade and imposed sanctions against Doha. Its development has already led to the formation of a (situational) bipolar ...

In the title, itself, we have the answer, if there is some logic in what is going on that means it is good. Of course, logic in the activities of Russia but not in the situation itself. The situation is not logical at all. I am going to be brief because it is a huge region, and everything is evolvin...

  • What are clandestine capabilities?
  • What are the challenges of clandestine capabilities for deterrence?
  • What strategies can states adopt regarding clandestine capabilities?
  • A preliminary case study: U.S. strategic anti-submarine warfare

Presentation on the international seminar "Disruptive Technologi...

In the past, nuclear reductions seemed safe:

-Goal is strategic stability (no counterforce disarming strikes) -In the Cold War, cuts seemed compatible with strategic stability -Large arsenals + modest counterforce capabilities = AC possible  

Today, nuclear reductions are becoming dangerous:

-Techno...

Dear colleagues. I'll focus on the several ascpects of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's activity in countering challenges to security in Central Asia and Europe.

You would probably agree that Central Asia is not the most trouble-free region: civil war in Tajikistan (1990-s), revolutions...

In this issue of Russia Confidential, we continue our review of highlights of the 4th Moscow Conference on International Security attended by leading security experts, military specialists, and decision-makers from 86 countries.
The focus of this issue is on information security - which was for the f...

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