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The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be dul...

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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destr...

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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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The global nuclear renaissance is back on the agenda. For all the repercussions of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, nuclear energy is gaining momentum and winning new regional markets. One of these emerging new markets is the Middle East, where an increasing number of countries are...

Various ideas for establishing a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East were first voiced in the early 1960s. Nevertheless, negotiations on establishing a WMD-free zone in the region remain very far from conclusion. The establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East was part of the 1995 N...

The fast moving controversial developments in the Middle East and North Africa seem to be sidelining the search for responses to some fundamental security challenges in the region. This refers, among many other issues, to the discussion of steps for the preparation and successful conduct of this yea...

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...

In an exclusive interview for Security Index, academician Yevgeny Primakov—a person who needs no introduction—shares his views of recent events in the Middle East, a region to which he has dedicated many years of his life and professional activity.  He assesses the trends in the region and forecasts...

During the winter and spring of 2006-07 the iSi index indicators varied widely, falling more than 100 points in December-January and only beginning to demonstrate a positive trend towards the summer of 2007. The PIR Center International Expert Group is observing Index dynamics attentively; its membe...

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