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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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Due to the impending fear of a chemical or biological weapons attack from a non-state actor, the Russian Federation proposed an initiative for the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism. In particular, the concern is with the increased risk of indust...

North Korea has frequently conducted nuclear and missile tests in 2016 and 2017. The United States and South Korea decided to deploy antimissile systems in South Korea, adding to the complexity of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Northeast Asia faces severe challenges in peace and security. Ch...

The 2015 NPT Review Conference, which failed to approve a Final Document, has put into stark relief the key challenges facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime. These challenges fall under four main categories: ongoing difficulties with the implementation and universalization of the treaty, distur...

The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East prevented the conference from adopting the Final Document. The NPT review process is now in ...

The 2015 NPT Review Conference ended without consensus on a final document. The U.S., the UK and Canada blocked the document over objections to the paragraphs on the creation of а WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East. The Review Conference was also marked by violent disagreements between the P5 and the ...

The vast majority of the states recognize the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the cornerstone of the global security architecture. The treaty has an unprecedented membership of 191 states, and that number continues to grow: Palestine joined during the latest Review Conference held in April...

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