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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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Looking for the best way of satisfying their electricity demand the developing countries of Southeast Asia – Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand and the Philippines – refer to the opportunity the nuclear energy could open for them. Most of these countries are building their nuclear infrast...

Russia officially expressed its desire to join the East Asian Summit (EAS) before 2005 when the first annual meeting was held. The application was declined on the grounds that Russia's links with the ASEAN countries were not yet “substantive” enough. In 2010, there was finally the official invitatio...

“Myanmar is an Asian tiger in hibernation. It has a population of 60mln and a territory the size of Ukraine. It is enormously rich in natural resources. Potentially it is an important Asian power – but for now, its international role is negligible. For many decades the country has kept itself isolat...

The year 2012 marks the ten-year anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 57/60 and the UN Secretary General's report on disarmament and non-proliferation education. At the very beginning of the 21st century, it became clear that a new wave of interest in atomic energy, dubbed the "nuclear rena...

In May 2012 China and the United States held the fourth round of bilateral strategic and economic dialogue. The two sides agreed to begin strategic consultations on various Asian problems. This means that the Asia Pacific region is now at the center of strategic dialogue between the two countries. B...

Participation in the integration processes in Asia Pacific means, first and foremost, economic cooperation. In the period from July to September 2010 trade with the APEC countries accounted for 23.3%of Russian foreign trade. (Trade with the EU constituted 49.5% and with the CIS 13.8%). The figure ha...

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