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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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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 crisis unfolding in Ukraine since early 2014 has brought severe consequences not only for the country itself where it evolved into the brutal civil war, but also for the whole Europe in broader meaning - stretching far beyond European borders and impacting the whole international system. Crimea’...

“Helpless in the face of new challenges for the past several years, the global community (or, to be more precise, contemporary Judeo-Christian civilization) involuntarily brings to mind the Roman Empire in decline, perishing due to attacks by barbarian tribes. The most recent world events once again...

“International developments reflect the increasingly crazy-quilt nature of the world, where military strength is beginning to play a new role and there is new competition over resources. New bumps are appearing on the smooth road to post-bipolarity that not only squeak under the wheels but seriously...

The iSi Index  - a comprehensive index of international security. Developed by the PIR Center through a project that has lasted for more than a year, it is now undergoing international review. The goal of iSi, an international security index, is to quantitatively express the dynamics of global proce...

“Through the veil of diplomatic initiatives and political maneuvers, along with the strangely large number of new military programs that have been announced in the past few months, there are signs of an impending change of economic models and emergence of new technological platforms.”

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“Neither the international community as a whole nor the most powerful and influential states, the United States in particular, could overcome the inertia of their own policies and take decisive, innovative steps. However, it is possible that the current stagnation in world politics is in fact a sort...

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