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I suppose that the time for a serious discussion on the issue of European security has come. That is way we are going to hold an international conference in Moscow, in May, where the ministers of defense of the European states, the United States, Canada and other countries are invited together with the heads of  international organizations: NATO, EU, OSCE, CSTO» - Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation


“As the recent round of conflict between Israel and Hamas illustrated, it is in fact possible to keep this conflict from getting out of hand. The change of regime in Egypt has had a positive impact in this respect; the close ties between the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Cairo and its sister organization Hamas has replaced the alliance between Hamas and Iran; with Egypt's return as the most important regional player in the Middle East, Iran's influence - and its potential to disrupt security - has been reduced”, - Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, Halil Karaveli.


New issue of PIR Center Study Papers “Conventional Arms Control in Europe – End of Regime or to be Continued?” is out in print. The authors are Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, member of PIR Center Advisory Board Anatoly Antonov and independent expert Rodion Ayumov.


«The soundness of our actions is evident and any political leader in Europe who aims at stability and transparency of political and military situation on this continent will at the end choose to seek a compromise. There is a range of key issues that NATO members have to be ready to discuss in the most serious way. On some of them, they need to start acting now,» – PIR Center Senior Advisor, Lieutenant-General (ret.) Gennady Evstafiev.