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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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In 2010 the “eastern vector” of Russia's foreign policy underwent a conceptual rethinking. What are the results of Russia's efforts to establish itself more firmly in Asia Pacific? What are the specifics of Moscow's relations with countries and organizations in the region? What are the obstacles Rus...

The author looks at the ways of building new European security architecture and promoting the Russian initiative on the European Security Treaty. She believes that the document has many flaws and this is why its assessment in European capitals differs. However, the initiative as such may become a po...

The author deals with the issue of curbing uncontrolled proliferation of small arms and light weapons. He analyzes the recent international initiatives, including those launched by the NGO sector, and gives a sceptical overview of their prospects. He suggests four scenarios for the Arms Trade Treaty...

The moral aspects related to the creation of nuclear weapons are rarely at the forefront of analyses and practical decisions. However, the role and use of nuclear weapons is not always determined simply by an objective examination of national interests. On the basis of his own reminiscences, experie...

The New START treaty between Russia and the United States stipulates a large number of measures which must be accomplished within a clearly defined time frame. The question is, what next? Are deeper strategic offensive arms reductions after the expiration of New START possible, or indeed necessary? ...

In the aftermath of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), its Chair Ambassador Adam Bugajski of the Republic of Poland gave an exclusive interview to the Yaderny Kontrol bulletin ...

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