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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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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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The book by George Tenet, ex-Director of the CIA, is analyzed by his counterpart Lt. Gen. Gennady Evstafiev, who devoted many years of his life to Russian intelligence. With a high degree of skepticism, Evstafiev devotes his review to three stories mentioned by Tenet – 9/11 and war on terrorism, non...

What is really called for in this situation is a joint attempt at aversion of the nuclear threat, not unilateral decisionmaking by theUnited States. In order to secure Pakistan's nuclear disarmament, an overwhelming majority of UN members should join efforts in attempting to persuade Pakistan to fo...

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)....

Hopes for serious progress in the area of nuclear disarmament have not been justified. What challenges will Russia face in the disarmament process? What should its Western partners do in order to return to fruitful cooperation on all fronts? Did Russia do the right thing when it declared a moratoriu...

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