Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) is an independent,
non-governmental think-tank, established on the initiative from 2008. The
headquarter of the Center is based in
Another goal of the Center is to facilitate networking among experts, who are
doing atomic energy and nuclear nonproliferation related studies in academia
and independent think-tanks in
CENESS is the only nongovernmental think-tank dealing with nonproliferation issues, which is represented in the Advisory Board under the Security Council of the RF. One of the key CENESS projects is publishing an independent Russian journal devoted to atomic energy and nuclear nonproliferation - Nuclear Club journal (Yaderny Klub). The journal is published bimonthly.
Another central CENESS project is the Moscow Nonproliferation Conference. On March 4-6, CENESS organized ‘2010 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference: Nonproliferation, Disarmament and Nuclear Energy' brought together 185 experts from 39 countries, including representatives of Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, and other countries. The 2012 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference to be held on September 20-22, 2012.
The founding director of the Center
for Energy and Security Studies is Mr. Anton Khlopkov. He is a member of the Advisory
Board under the Security Council of the
In the every day activity, CENESS relies on support from the Russia's nonproliferation and atomic energy guru, including Mr. Victor Slipchenko (former expert of 1540 UN SC Committee), Dr. Alexei Ubeev (IAEA), Gen. Evgeny Maslin (former Head of the Russian Ministry of Defense 12th Main Directorate, which is responsible in Russia for safety and security of nuclear munitions), Acad. Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoy (former Vice-President of the Russian Research Nuclear Center “Kurchatov Institute”), Dr. Victor Murogov (former Deputy Director-General of IAEA).
The office of the Center is located
in the diplomatic
quarter, southwest of