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The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security prog...

The project Emerging Technologies and Global Security is part of the PIR Center eponymous program and aimed at exploring the potential for cooperation...

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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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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...

Russia’s Eastward Pivot strategy, which was announced in the early 2010s, includes the following components:

  • Stronger political and strategic role played by Russia in the Asia Pacific;
  • Much closer economic ties with the East Asian countries;
  • Accelerated economic development of the Russian Far East an...

The fact that the so-called “shale revolution” is real can no longer be denied. Natural gas production from new sources, primarily shale rock, continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Andrey Shadurskiy, energy policy and security expert and senior lecturer at St Petersburg State University, looks at the s...

The global energy markets have been undergoing tectonic shifts in recent years. They include an unprecedented growth of Chinese demand, a rebalancing of global trade towards Asia, North America’s transformation into a potential net exporter of energy resources, and the reorientation of the European ...

At first glance, Russia and Qatar have very little in common – but there are in fact many similarities between the two. Both countries 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 ...

The place and role of Russia in the world of XXI century remains controversial discussion point among political scientists, economists, sociologists, and historians. What should seek the Russian state - to become a regional or global power? Does Russia still need to align itself with Western values ...

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