PATHWAYS TO COOPERATION: A MENU OF POTENTIAL U.S.-RUSSIAN PROJECTS IN THE NUCLEAR SPHEREFebruary 15, 2017. Moscow, Russia. Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) and Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) held a launch event of the report on ‘Pathways to Cooperation: A Menu of Potential U.S.-Russian Cooperative Projects in the Nuclear Sphere'.
The report is the result of a 18 months long research project and it presents a menu of more than 50 possible projects designed to use the countries' unique technical capabilities to advance their mutual interests in nuclear issues across five areas of cooperation: nuclear science, nuclear energy, nuclear safety, nuclear security and nuclear environmental remediation.
CENESS Director Anton Khlopkov and NTI Vice President Andrew Bieniawski acted as co-editors of the report. Igor Ivanov, former Former Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and President of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), and Sam Nunn, Former U.S. Senator and Co-Chairman and CEO of NTI, co-authored the Foreword to the report.
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