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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...

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Dear Tom,

It is a pleasure to have the chance to correspond with you, and I am grateful to the Security Index for this exchange. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on whether a policy of nuclear disarmament is appropriate within the current international security climate.

For my part, I a...

Chairman of the Federation Council's International Affairs Committee shares his vision of U.S.-Russian relations, noting the key areas where the countries have something in common and where their interests diverge.

Russia and the United States need a marriage of convenience

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...

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