DIAKOV Anatoly

Dr. Diakov is also Associate Professor of Physics (PhD, 1975). He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia's MIT). Since 1991, Dr. Diakov is Director of the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies. He has written papers on nuclear arms reductions, the history of Russia's plutonium production, disposition options for excess plutonium, and the feasibility of converting Russia's icebreaker reactors from highly enriched to low-enriched uranium as well as on many other topics relating to nuclear arms control and disarmament. Among his recent publications are “Are There Any Prospects For START Replacement?” (Nezavisimoe Voennoe Obozrenie, #8, 2008); “US-Russian Strategic Arms Control After 2009. Room For The Compromise” (Security Index, Winter 2008); “ReSTART: The Need for a New U.S. Russian Strategic Arms Agreement” (Arms Control Today, September 2006).