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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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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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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has made a lot of progress over the past 20 years in harmonizing the interests of its member states – but there have also been many failures along the way. The organization is focusing primarily on humanitarian issues, almost entirely i...

A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

Europe finds itself in the peculiar situation – it is left without any significant arms control agreements, while being transformed by the United States into the theater of potential military operations. The author argues that the negotiations on the new regime should be launched, otherwise Russia m...

Europe and Russia both need a new conventional arms control regime in equal measure. Long-term, predictable and sustainable cooperation in the framework of that new regime would facilitate the resolution of common security problems and have a positive effect on all the other areas of Russia's cooper...

The direct participant in the negotiations to elaborate the CFE Treaty presents his views on the future of the agreement and on the prospects for overcoming the current deadlock. The author believes that only if the Western states take Russian interests into account, one can speak of a resuscitation...

The problem of the future of Kosovo has remained in the headlines and is an important topic of discussion at the highest political levels, a fact that is not surprising, since this unresolved issue has become one of the chronic factors influencing Russia-West relations. In their discussion on potent...

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