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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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On April 26-27 an event took place in Moscow that brought together the leading military specialists and practitioners in the field of international security from 86 countries - the Russian MoD’s VI Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS). While last year’s conference was attended by more ...

During the election campaign, Donald Trump expressed interest in normalizing relations with Russia, so there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic today about the U.S.-Russian relationship and the wider international situation. Several important questions come to mind:

  • Will the new U.S. leader att...

Until recently, Russia was almost the only major power trying to avoid any contacts with the radical movement of Taliban. Its contacts in Afghanistan were limited strictly to the legitimate government, and that position of Moscow seemed hard and fast. Late in 2015, however, Russian Special Envoy for...

The second round of the presidential elections in Afghanistan in June 2014 was a success, and the country now has Ashraf Ghani as the elected president. However, with the new president the struggle for power in Afghanistan remains far from being over as long as the Taliban exists and presents an exi...

The Afghan problem – both in terms of the country's own future and its implications for regional and international security – is becoming increasingly urgent in connection with the pullout of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from the country.
On April 5, 2014 Afghanistan held the fi...

Experts trying to predict what Afghanistan’s future will look like once NATO troops leave the country typically assume that a great deal will depend on the results of the April 2014 presidential election. Analysts agree that the main problems facing the current Afghan government – corruption, poor g...

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