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16 september 2014
Warsaw, Poland - CENESS Research Associate Dmitry Konukhov took part in the international workshop 'Central Europe and Nuclear Security: Mission Accomplished?' organised by Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM).
5 september 2014
Brussels, Belgium - CENESS' researchers took part in the Third European Union Conference on nonproliferation and disarmament, which was organised by EU Non-proliferation Consortsium. CENESS' Research Associate Dmitry Konukhov has also made a presentation on 'Peaceful Nuclear Use & Mitigation of Proliferation Risks' during the 'Next Generation' workshop, held as a part of the Conference in association with the International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists (INENS). More info
28 august 2014
Moscow, Russia - The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held the workshop Challenges and Opportunities for Non-NPT States Integration into the Nonproliferation Regime: A Case of India'. The presentation was made by John Carlson, Counselor to the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and former Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (1989-2010).
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19 august 2014
Moscow, Russia - The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held the workshop Nuclear Challenges in the Asia-Pacific: A View from Beijing'. The presentation was made by Dr. Lu Xiang, Chief Research Associate, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
13 august 2014
Moscow, Russia - The Center for Energy and Security Studies held a workshop on Prospects for Uranium Mining in Greenland: Legal and Political Aspects'. The presentation was made by Dr. Gry Thomasen, Research Associate, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). More info
20 june 2014
Moscow, Russia - The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held a meeting with Sartaj Aziz, National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The event was headlined 'Challenges to Security and Stability in South Asia and Outlook for Closer Russian-Pakistani Relations'. More info
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CENESS in the News

2 october 2014
'Ukraine and the Non-Proliferation Regime'
Valdai Discussion Club
28 august 2014
'The Construction of Ukraine's Spent Fuel Storage Facility Has Been Started in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (in Russian)'
Channel One Russia
12 may 2014
'There Is a Progress in Negotiations (In Russian)'
Iran Radio Russian Service
22 april 2014
'P5 Should Help Make NPT a Success'
China Daily
15 april 2014
'Nuclear Security Summit: Russian Commitments and their Implementation'
Valdai Discussion Club
8 april 2014
'Will Kiev Be Putting Sensitive Technologies On Sale (In Russian)'
Komsomol'skaya Pravda
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ENDING HEU USE IN MEDICAL ISOTOPE PRODUCTION: OPTIONS FOR RUSSIAN-U.S. COOPERATION

Moscow, Russia - The Russian nuclear industry has set for itself an ambitious goal of becoming one of the three top global suppliers of Mo-99, which is used in 80 per cent of the medical procedures involving isotopes. Growing Russian production could help stabilize the global Mo-99 market, which faced severe shortages on several occasions in 2005-2013. It is therefore important to identify mechanisms that could enable Russia to achieve that goal, while at the same time facilitating the Russian industry's transition to new market requirements for producing Mo-99 without HEU. More info
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News of the Nuclear Club Journal

The new issue of Nuclear Club journal 1-2, 2013 was published. The main topics are:
  • How the Bushehr NPP Turbines Were Traded for Sea Launch.
  • The HEU Deal: A Success Story.
  • Nuclear Energy in Turkey after the Arab Spring and Fukushima.
  • Radiation Security during Mass Sport Events: Poland's Experience during the UEFA Euro 2012.
  • Outlook for Nuclear Energy in Egypt.
  • The IAEA Safeguards System: Conceptual Evolution.
  • Nuclear Talks with Iran: Lessons of 10 Years of Failure.
  • Plutonium and the Semipalatinsk Test Site.
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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