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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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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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I am going to tell just a few words on Syria and the heart of the Middle East. The Middle East is seated on three pillars - Egypt, Iraq and Syria - and all these three countries are now in a quite difficult situation regarding the institutions of the states. Just look at the map to understand how th...

Since its establishment in 1989, FATF has evolved to become a body with membership with as many as 34 member states and two regional organizations, such as the European Community and the Gulf Cooperation Countries Union and 8 regional FATF-style groups that are associated members.  Together they mak...

When you look at the title of this presentation, actually, there were two ways of pronouncing it. One is what I chose in the beginning: Europe minus Russia, but minus also, when you put it in math, is also a dash. Dash normally connects Europe and Russia. Minus disconnects Europe from Russia and Rus...

At the end of a traditional period, the Russian armed forces are starting to face a number of new emerging challenges.  A few words about the current trends and development of the Russian armed forces; let me highlight two trends in particular.  First, growing priority is now given to increase in mo...

On December 11, 2013 Trialogue Club International and its members celebrate the Club’s 20th anniversary. Trialogue began as the Moskovskiye Novosti newspaper’s exclusive information project before being taken over by PIR Center and earning itself a reputation as a prestigious international club, wit...

The topic of my speech - foreign policy priorities and the soft power of Russia. I'm certainly not going to talk about Russia's foreign policy, because I am not authorized as the head of the federal agency, it is the competence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I would like to talk about the new p...

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