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THE 2012 MOSCOW NONPROLIFERATION CONFERENCE: NUCLEAR ENERGY, DISARMAMENT AND NONPROLIFERATION

September 6-8, 2012. Moscow, Russia. The Russian capital hosted the 2012 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference: Nuclear Energy, Disarmament and Nonproliferation. The event was organized by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS). The conference was attended by some 200 researchers, scientists, diplomats and government experts working on the problems of safe and secure development of nuclear energy, nuclear nonproliferation and arms control. Conference's participants were representing around 40 countries of Europe, Middle East, South and South-East Asia and Pacific Region, including key international organizations in the field. More info

‘THE ARAB SPRING': IMPACT ON THE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION REGIME

January 27, 2012. Moscow, Russia. Mass protests in the Middle East and North Africa, often branded as 'people's revolutions', have been described by analysts as a fundamental geopolitical shift in the region or as a triumph of democracy; the energy aspect is also at the focus of their attention. This article aims to address a clear shortage of analysis of another important repercussion of the 'Arab Spring': namely, its consequences for the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
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THE CHERNOBYL NPP: THE TIME FOR PRACTICAL RESULTS HAS COME

November 28, 2011. Moscow, Russia. In April 2011 Ukraine marked the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster with a mixed set of results. There has been only limited progress on practical steps to make the stricken Chernobyl power plant (ChNPP) environmentally safe. This study looks at the current state of international projects in the Chernobyl exclusion zone and analyzes possible scenarios for full decommissioning of the ChNPP.
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DOES RUSSIA NEED BUSHEHR-2?

September 1, 2011. Moscow, Russia. In the run-up to the launch of commercial power generation at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran CENESS and the Nuclear Club journal held a round table to discuss 'pro' and ‘contra' for expansion Russian-Iranian cooperation in building nuclear power reactors. Russian experts with different background, including in diplomatic and military services, as well as in the nuclear industry and Iranian studies took part in the discussion.
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RUSSIA, MYANMAR AND NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES

June 24, 2011. Moscow, Russia. The development of nuclear technologies in Myanmar is increasingly attracting international attention. That attention is tinged with worry: might the country be eyeing military uses of nuclear energy? A new report by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) analyses Myanmar's nuclear research plans and Russia's role in them.
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US-RUSSIAN 123 AGREEMENT ENTERS INTO FORCE: WHAT NEXT?

January 11, 2011. Moscow, Russia. The US-Russian agreement for cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, also known as the 123 Agreement, entered into force. The agreement puts in place the legal framework for civilian nuclear energy cooperation between the two countries for the next 30 years. CENESS report looks at the history of the US-Russian 123 Agreement and analyses the prospects for civilian nuclear energy cooperation between the two countries. More info

THE BUSHEHR NPP: WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG?

August 21, 2010. Tehran, Iran. After years of delays, Iran's first nuclear power plant at Bushehr was finally launched. Commercial power generation is now expected to begin by the end of 2010. Experts the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) investigate why the Bushehr NPP took almost 15 years to complete.August 21, 2010. Tehran, Iran. After years of delays, Iran More info

THE 2010 MOSCOW NONPROLIFERATION CONFERENCE: NUCLEAR ENERGY, DISARMAMENT AND NONPROLIFERATION

March 4-6, 2010. Moscow, Russia. The Moscow Conference was organized in the context of preparations for the 2010 NPT Review Conference. The sessions of the Moscow Conference started on March 5th – the day of 40th anniversary of NPT entering into force. The Conference was organized the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS). The goal of the ‘two plus' day conference was to bring together in Moscow security, nonproliferation and regional experts from think-tanks and from governmental agencies to brainstorm on the eve of NPT Review Conference with active participation of Russian scholars and governmental experts. The conference provided an important platform for an in-depth discussion on three pillars of NPT, including nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and peaceful use of nuclear energy. About 185 experts from think-tanks around the world, as well as governmental officials and specialists from international organizations took part in the Conference (totally representatives of 39 countries). The Conference was the major Moscow-held nonproliferation event on the eve of 2010 Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference. More info



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