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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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How successful is the ongoing cooperation within the UN framework in countering terrorism? What is the role played by Russia in developing and implementing measures against new challenges? What is, and what should be the role of non-government actors in anti-terror partnership? We have put our quest...

Events of the autumn of 2010 were in line with the overall trends of that year. The global security focus remained firmly on the Middle East, the Korean peninsula, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. Members of the PIR Center International Expert Group – Evgeny Buzhinsky, Konstantin von Eggert, Ab...

Nuclear disarmament is not the exclusive domain of the United States and Russia. Active participation of other members of the nuclear five is an important issue on the international agenda. France's traditionally independent stance could give a new impetus to nuclear disarmament - or hold it back. F...

Russia, however, is well on track in terms of resources and technical capacity to meet the CWC deadlines. It is obvious that the Russian policy goal is to fulfill CWC commitments (witness the numerous statements to that effect by foreign and Russian officials, as well as the successes already achie...

The inflow of oil dollars makes it possible to ensure the loyalty of elite groups, alleviate social problems and finance state expenditure irrespective of the effectiveness of the bureaucratic system and all those sectors of the economy that are not related to the production and export of oil, gas,...

Russia’s vision of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation issues remains in fact very conventional. It is pragmatic and realistic. We do not feel “constrained by traditional formats and diplomatic protocol”. On the contrary, we strongly believe that in many cases using proven formats and ke...

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