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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 the first issue of the Yaderny Kontrol in November 1994 we published an interview headlined “Nine Questions on Nuclear Nonproliferation” with Gennady Evstafiev, who served at the time as head of the disarmament and WMD nonproliferation department of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR)....

The formation of the system of collective operations in conflict zones began in the late 1940s. Today the distinction between peacekeeping operations and intervention into the internal affairs of sovereign states is becoming increasingly blurred. There is growing debate about the legitimacy of the v...

Sport has become another powerful tool in the modern international relations. Public and business fuss about the Olympic games, related political battles and media wars – all this makes the Olympics one of the key events in global affairs. As Russia plans to host the Winter Olympic games in Sochi in...

The article reviews the situation in Sudan, especially through the prism of interference of Great Powers in the situation in Darfur. By comparing the interests and the influence of the United StatesFranceChina, and Russia, the researcher tries to predict further developments, bearing in mind gro...

The world becomes more unstable and this is reflected in the decline of the index. Moreover, during the annual review of its basic value, the experts agreed to make it lower as the planet becomes a less secure place to live. Members of the International Expert Group – Konstantin Eggert, Dayan Jayati...

What are Russia's role and its place in the nuclear renaissance? What are the difficulties that will confront Russia and other countries that bet on nuclear energy, and how can they be overcome? These issues are addressed by expert on nuclear energy system analysis Alexander Chebeskov, Deputy Minist...

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