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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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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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In an interview with Security Index Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Orlov, Russian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Yakovenko speaks about humanitarian cooperation and multilateralism in international affairs and speculates on the most urgent topics in Russia's relations with Europe and t...

“The events in the sphere of energy supply have become the main theme of the past quarter. They not only confirm the growing importance of energy supply for international politics, but demonstrate the beginning of the reorganization of the global hydrocarbon and energy supply in the overall market, ...

The dynamics of international events in the beginning of 2008 once again poses rather annoying questions concerning the extent to which the world powers are able to adjust their foreign and military policy to the changes taking place in the international arena, to which extent they are ready to cou...

The spring of 2008 was a time of growing tensions and the emergence of new negative factors. All this resulted in the decrease of the index. Members of the PIR Center International Expert Group Marian Abisheva, Fulvio Attina, Dayan Jayatilleka, Konstantin Eggert, William Potter, Abdulaziz Sager, and...

“Any society and any country, as a rule, has a more flattering opinion of its own international prospects than they really are. The question is about the ability to draw the right conclusions from sometimes unpleasant revelations. The most dangerous thing is when foreign policy illusions become a co...

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,...

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