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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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Various ideas for establishing a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East were first voiced in the early 1960s. Nevertheless, negotiations on establishing a WMD-free zone in the region remain very far from conclusion. The establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East was part of the 1995 N...

What is the current disposition of forces in Afghanistan? Are there any prospects for a return to normalcy in the country in the wake of the ISAF drawdown, and how will it affect the security situation in Afghanistan and Central Asia? Why is Washington in such a hurry to pull out large troop numbers...

Brazil has become the world's ninth-largest economy. In 2016 the country will be the first Latin American nation to host the Olympics. This largest country in Latin America is rapidly rising in the international economic and political pecking order. Is it possible that the 21st century will be the A...

In 1994, Ukraine made an important political decision to renounce its strategic nuclear weapons and join the NPT as a non-nuclear-weapon state. The author, who was the Secretary of the National Security Council under the Ukrainian President at the time, and who now serves as the Director of the Inst...

The author reviews the memoirs of John Bolton and gives a sharp analysis of the U.S. foreign policy at the time of Bolton's active engagement in formulating the American course. “John Bolton is one of the most hawkish apologists of the idea of American Age, and a proponent of an unfettered use of Am...

Current reform of the Armed Forces is in the center of heated polemics between two renowned Russian experts in military affairs. However, both of them eventually agree that the situation is far from rosy and there is a lack of strategic insight with respect to the future development of the Russian A...

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