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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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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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During the election campaign, Donald Trump expressed interest in normalizing relations with Russia, so there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic today about the U.S.-Russian relationship and the wider international situation. Several important questions come to mind:

  • Will the new U.S. leader att...

When the Barack Obama administration came to power in 2009, it had yet to formulate its own strategy for Central Asia. In 2009-2012 it more or less stuck to the policies whose foundations were laid under George W. Bush. Under those policies, Afghanistan remained the top U.S. priority, and all the st...

What are the key issues in focus of the agenda of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)? How has the structure and the governance model of the CSTO changed over the recent years, and what new priorities have emerged for its members? These questions also touch upon the evolving approach ...

A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

The Collective Security Treaty was signed on May 15, 1992 for a 5 year term with the possibility of renewal. The obligation initially was signed by most of the former Soviet Union member states, and then Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova joined; so with the exception of the Baltic States, all former So...

Amid the civil war in Syria and the general potential for conflict in the Middle East in 2013, questions are being asked as to the effectiveness of international peacekeeping in this day and age. There is also the need to assess the role of the UN in conflict settlement in the region, the political ...

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