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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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Your Excellency, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I welcome you here to discuss the dynamics of Russian-American relations. We are going to use Chatham House rules, and I decided quite consciously not to have a very long preliminary presentation, and my presentation is not long anyway. I ...

This fall I made presentations in different places – in Goa at BRICS Academic Forum, in Deli, Seoul, Brussels, Berlin, in the Balkans, and the next Wednesday I’ll be speaking in Paris. 

And why do I have all these endless travels: I am a normal economist, but I lived in different countries, in the U...

Dr. Aleksandr Vorontsov, head of the Korea and Mongolia department at the Oriental Institute and member of the PIR Center Advisory Board, often visits North Korea and maintains long-term contacts with North Korean experts. During his recent visit to Pyongyang in October 2016, he held meetings at thr...

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...

In October 2016 Russia responded forcefully to recent U.S. policies, choosing a very sensitive area – nuclear security and nuclear energy cooperation – for that response. Moscow suspended the Plutonium Disposition Agreement and the 2006 and 2010 Protocols to that document. It also suspended the Nucl...

Over the past few months Russia has seen a growing tide of accusations of mounting cyberattacks against other countries. According to some U.S. politicians and media outlets, pro-Kremlin hackers are behind some of the most high-profile attacks, including the ones that targeted the Democratic Party, ...

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