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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 first half of 2014 was marked with dramatic changes in the landscape of the international relations and global security. The new Cold reality rapidly has emerged from the global and regional trouble spots, including the chaos in the Middle East, deteriorating conflict in the east of Ukraine, and...

“Helpless in the face of new challenges for the past several years, the global community (or, to be more precise, contemporary Judeo-Christian civilization) involuntarily brings to mind the Roman Empire in decline, perishing due to attacks by barbarian tribes. The most recent world events once again...

“International developments reflect the increasingly crazy-quilt nature of the world, where military strength is beginning to play a new role and there is new competition over resources. New bumps are appearing on the smooth road to post-bipolarity that not only squeak under the wheels but seriously...

The iSi Index  - a comprehensive index of international security. Developed by the PIR Center through a project that has lasted for more than a year, it is now undergoing international review. The goal of iSi, an international security index, is to quantitatively express the dynamics of global proce...

During the winter and spring of 2006-07 the iSi index indicators varied widely, falling more than 100 points in December-January and only beginning to demonstrate a positive trend towards the summer of 2007. The PIR Center International Expert Group is observing Index dynamics attentively; its membe...

The summer and fall of 2007 was a time of alarming uncertainty in the area of international security, a fact directly reflected in the fluctuations of the iSi index. Where will the equilibrium move? Members of the PIR Center International Expert Group Marian Abisheva, Andrey Kortunov, Rama Mani, Wil...

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