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14 february 2015
Moscow, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed Decree No 72 On the Composition of the Advisory Board under the Security Council of the Russian Federation. The decree reappoints Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), as member of the Board.
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20 january 2015
Moscow, Russia - Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held workshop on P5+1 Nuclear Talks with Iran: Bottlenecks and Prospects'. The keynote presentation was made by Amb. Sergey Batsanov, Director of the Geneva Office of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, participant of the 2014 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, who was leading the Soviet, then Russian delegations to the Conference on Disarmament in 1989-1993.
24 november 2014
Moscow, Russia - The conference on 'Development of Strategic Partnership between Russia and Iran' was held in the Russian capital. The meeting was organized jointly by Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Iranian Embassy in Moscow and Institute of Iran Eurasian Studies (IRAS). More info
22 november 2014
November 20-22, 2014 - Moscow, Russia - The Russian capital hosted the 2014 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference: Nuclear Energy, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation, organized by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS). More info
19 november 2014
Moscow, Russia CENESS held the workshop on Prospects for U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Issues in the Current Environment'. The presentation was made by Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, at the Brookings Institution (former State Department Special Advisor for nonproliferation and arms control, 2009-2013).
18 november 2014
Moscow, Russia CENESS held the workshop on Israel and the International Regime of Nuclear Nonproliferation'. The keynote presentation was delivered by Jeremy Issacharoff, Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs at the Israeli MFA.
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CENESS Newswire


Which market offers better opportunities for the Russian nuclear industry business development?

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November 20-22, 2014. Moscow, Russia. The Russian capital hosted the 2014Moscow Nonproliferation Conference:Nuclear Energy,Disarmament, andNonproliferation. The event was organized by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS).

One of the priorities of the Conference was to offer a platform for scholars and government experts representing a large number of countries and research institutions to present their positions. The Conference brought together 208 experts from 40 countries, including China, Brazil, the DPRK, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and the United States.

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News of the Nuclear Club Journal

The new issue of Nuclear Club journal 1-2, 2014 was published. The main topics are:
  • Outlook for Nuclear Power in the Middle East by 2030.
  • Nuclear Cooperation with India: Success or Failure of the Nonproliferation Regime?
  • Fifteen Years of Russian-US Cooperation in Repatriation of Research Reactor HEU Fuel: Outcomes and Implications for Nonproliferation.
  • Outlook for Uranium Mining in Greenland.
  • Iran's Uranium Conversion Technology.
  • Evolution of Pakistan's Nuclear Doctrine.
  • Unknown Pages of the HEU Purchase Agreement: U-turn over the Atlantic.
The summary in English is available via link below.

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'President Yeltsin Stopped Me From Finishing the Cuban Nuclear Power Plant'

Viktor Mikhailov
Russia's first nuclear energy minister, Viktor Mikhailov, recalls in an interview Moscow's attempts to conquer new nuclear markets in the early 1990s. He also sheds some light on the decision to sell Russian centrifuge enrichment equipment to China.

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Stuxnet: New Form of Cyber Warfare was Tested on Iranian Nuclear Infrastructure? (In Russian)

Dmitry Konukhov

In June 2010 thousands of computers in India, Indonesia, Iran, China, Pakistan, USA, Taiwan and Ecuador were attacked by worm Stuxnet', a new form of cyber malware that can damage real objects. The worldwide attention was riveted to this virus after it struck the Iranian nuclear facilities: Bushehr NPP and enrichment plant in Natanz.

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Russia, Australia and New Horizons of Nuclear Cooperation
(In Russian)

John Carlson

On November 11, 2010 Russia's peaceful nuclear energy cooperation agreement with Australia, which holds about a quarter of the world's known uranium reserves, entered into force. One of the key authors of the agreement looks back at the history of the agreement, details the requirements of Australian law to such international agreements, and highlights the prospects for bilateral nuclear cooperation.

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