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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 October 20, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States is going to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). Many experts assumed that that Trump’s decision was caused not by the accusations that Russia violated the treaty but by concerns about Ch...

According to scientists’ forecasts, technologies accumulated by the human race can radically transform warfare already during the next decade. Military robotics is gaining a critical mass to make a huge qualitative leap.

Vadim Kozyulin, Senior Researcher at the PIR Center, believes that nowadays the...

When the Barack Obama administration came to power in 2009, it had yet to formulate its own strategy for Central Asia. In 2009-2012 it more or less stuck to the policies whose foundations were laid under George W. Bush. Under those policies, Afghanistan remained the top U.S. priority, and all the st...

Russia’s Eastward Pivot strategy, which was announced in the early 2010s, includes the following components:

  • Stronger political and strategic role played by Russia in the Asia Pacific;
  • Much closer economic ties with the East Asian countries;
  • Accelerated economic development of the Russian Far East an...

China is actively reorganizing its military, developing modern C3I systems, and decreasing its emphasis on waging a land war in favor of naval power and achieving supremacy in the region's seas. The latter is the most significant area in the reorientation of China's strategic military doctrine and m...

Starting from spring 2010, tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen considerably. The Korean issue involves a broader circle of participants than just the two Koreas. Being a leader in regional affairs China has an active position and clearly has a strategic vision of the situation, which the oth...

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