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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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Sharon Squassoni

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 Arab Spring in 2011 has fuelled the debate among politicians, experts and journalists about the role of information technologies (especially social networks) as a factor of turmoil and revolutions. The author analyzes the individual social networking services and their impact on the world in ter...

“International developments reflect the increasingly crazy-quilt nature of the world, where military strength is beginning to play a new role and there is new competition over resources. New bumps are appearing on the smooth road to post-bipolarity that not only squeak under the wheels but seriously...

Proponents of non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNW) reductions stepped up their rhetoric in 2010. The new NATO Strategic Concept adopted in 2010 and the U.S. Senate’s resolution on the ratification of the New START treaty include paragraphs which allege a disparity between U.S. and Russian NSNW stock...

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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