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The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security prog...

The project Emerging Technologies and Global Security is part of the PIR Center eponymous program and aimed at exploring the potential for cooperation...

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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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In his Editorial, Vladimir Orlov analyzes the decisions made by presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in April 2009 and its implementation in April 2010 when the new treaty on further reductions and limitations on strategic offensive weapons was signed. Editor-in-Chief mentions the initial ste...

“No monumental breakthrough was achieved – but then again, nothing special was expected. More positive atmosphere around the treaty, confirmation of its viability which I'm sure all the participants can agree on – these positive outcomes alone are sufficient to start working, without any great fanfa...

The New START treaty undoubtedly opens a new page in the relations between the U.S. and Russia. How did the ratification of the new treaty go in the United States? What are the main challenges to its successful implementation? What steps are being considered with respect to future arms control? We h...

American and European proponents of reducing non-strategic, or tactical, nuclear weapons, NSNW (especially those belonging to Russia) have stepped up their rhetoric in the past couple of years. The new NATO Strategic Concept, which was adopted at the Lisbon summit in November 2010, and the Senate re...

The 2010 NPT Review Conference called on the states which possess the largest nuclear arsenals to play the leading role in implementing its Action Plan. The article discusses specific steps which could be undertaken by Russia and theUnited States in the near time frame in order to implement the Plan...

Ever since independence Kazakhstan has always been among the leading advocates of reducing the nuclear threat. In 2011 the country hosted the International Forum for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World. The Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov in his interview describes the Forum's outcomes, his coun...

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