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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 outcome of the 2015 NPT Review Conference adjourned on May 22 in New York came to me as no surprise; nor did the fact that consensus broke down over the Middle East. The initial Arab League Document, pushed through by Egypt, was a very poor starting point for negotiations, and was not welcomed ev...

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 article offers a review of the existing international requirements for protection, accounting for and control of nuclear material and proposes measures to be implemented at the national level by the nuclear newcomer countries in order to meet the minimum standards of nuclear security for their n...

The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East prevented the conference from adopting the Final Document. The NPT review process is now in ...

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 should eliminate the threat of weaponization of the Iranian nuclear program and bring the country out of international isolation. In his interview with Security Index, one of the key Russian negotiators and Deputy Foreign Minister Serg...

The transformation of the global landscape continues; political squabbles threaten the existence of the NPT and undermine global security. However, countries that fail to reach agreement on conceptual matters show true partnership when it gets down to business — a brief overview of the issue by the ...

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