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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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The book by Corera Gordon on the activities of the A.Q. Khan network is one of the bestsellers of journalistic investigation. “The Cold War is gone now. Some say, so are the dividing lines, and barriers on such issues as terrorism and nonproliferation have long been superseded by cooperation between...

In the political sense, the success of a space exploration program is not defined solely by its specific results that can be used to achieve various foreign policy objectives. Another important criterion of success is the program’s ability to bolster the country’s international standing in various i...

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...

The practice of adopting State Armament Programs (SAP) as overarching policy documents that set out weapons development and procurement targets was established fairly recently in Russia. The SAP-2020 program, approved in 2011, is the fourth such program in post-Soviet Russian history. The existence ...

In 2007, Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending Russia’s participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. In 2011, the Vienna Document was adopted, under which participating countries annually exchange military and security information. However, this document’s effects have bee...

PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov describes the role of the Verisign corporation in the DNS root zone management, comments on the process U.S. Department of Trade’s withdrawal from direct contractual relationship with the technical management of the root zone, and looks at the potential impact of c...

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