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8 february 2018
Moscow, Russia A workshop Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Japan Seven Years After Fukushima' was held by the Center for Energy and Security Studies. The presentation was delivered by Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki, Fmr. Vice Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), currently Professor at Nagasaki University. The meeting was attended by representatives of think-tanks, of Russian nuclear industry, as well as by diplomats from the Embassy of Japan to Russia.
8 february 2018
Saint-Petersburg, Russia CENESS Director Anton Khlopkov chaired a lecture by the Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Defense and Fmr. U.S. President's Special Envoy to North Korea William J. Perry for students of Strategic Studies and Arms Control Master's Program at the Saint-Petersburg State University. The conversation titled Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Is a Win-Win Solution Available?' was organized with assistance of the Center for Energy and Security Studies.
21 october 2017
Moscow, Russia - The Russian capital hosted the 2017 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, organised by CENESS. The event brought together 259 experts and officials from more than 40 countries and international organisations to discuss the most pressing issues in areas of nonproliferation, disarmament and peaceful uses of atomic energy. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Rosatom's Deputy Director General Nikolay Spasskiy and Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission Lassina Zerbo addressed the 2017 MNC participants as Keynote Speakers.
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19 october 2017
Moscow, Russia - Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) jointly held the fourth regular Russian-US Dialogue on Nuclear Issues. The meeting on Dimensions of Strategic Stability in Russian-US Relations' took place at Bunker-42 Taganka' Museum & Conference Complex, the former Tagansky Protected Command Point of Strategic Long-Range Aviation of the Soviet Union, a huge underground facility, located in the heart of Moscow at a depth of 65 meters.
24 june 2017
Vienna, Austria - Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) jointly held the third regular Russian-US Dialogue on Nuclear Issues on U.S.-Russian Cooperation at Vienna- and Geneva-based International Organizations'. Representatives of Russian and US think-tanks and diplomatic missions in Vienna took part in the meeting. Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, delivered a keynote address at the opening reception.
25 may 2017
Astana, Kazakhstan - On May 24-25 the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) co-organized a workshop on 'Strengthening the Security of Radioactive Sources in Central Asia', with the support of IAEA and the Government of Kazakhstan. The event brought together more than 50 representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as specialists and experts from Russia (including Rosatom State Corporation and Rostechnadzor) and the USA (including Department of Energy).
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'NPPs Constitute a Vital Part of Russia's Energy Balance (in Russian)'
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'The Situation Has Been Escalated 'to the Brink of Nuclear War' (in Russian)'
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1 november 2017
'Washington Does Not Wish for a War with the North Korea (in Russian)'
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THE 2017 MOSCOW NONPROLIFERATION CONFERENCE: NUCLEAR ENERGY, DISARMAMENT AND NONPROLIFERATION

Moscow, Russia. On October 19-21, the 2017 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference took place. The forum was organized by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS).

The 2017 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference brought together 259 experts and officials from 40 countries and international organizations to discuss and brainstorm the most pressing issues related to the international nuclear nonproliferation regime.

The current state of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program and the role of multilateral diplomacy in defusing the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula were among the key topics of the Conference agenda.

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News of the Nuclear Club Journal

The new issue of Nuclear Club journal 1-2, 2017 was published. The main topics are:
  • The New NPT Review Cycle (20162020): Perspectives and Challenges.
  • The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Has Largely Achieved Its Goals.
  • We Should Be Happy That We Don't Have 25 or So Countries with Nuclear Weapons.
  • Escalation on the Korean Peninsula: Time to Take a Step Back from the Brink.
  • Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons: A Success Story.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis: As Seen from the Inside.
  • Role of Nuclear Weapons in Russia's 2010 Military Doctrine.

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Ways Out of the Korean Crisis

Alexander Vorontsov

CENESS Advisor Dr. Aleksandr Vorontsov, who also serves as the Head of the Korea and Mongolia Department at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, points out that any practical progress however limited on restricting or suspending North Korea's nuclear and missile programs has only ever been achieved through negotiations. He offers a set of recommendations for more productive talks on resolving the Korean peninsula's nuclear challenge.

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Implementation of the JCPOA: Risks and Challenges Ahead

Sergey Batsanov

An article by Amb. Sergey Batsanov, fmr. Head of the Russian Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament, aims to encourage a debate about the potential difficulties facing the implementationof the Vienna Agreements. Amb. Batsanov highlights the dangers posed by macro-political instability factors even amid the growing confidence and mutual understanding in the JCPOA framework. He predicts a fatigue syndrome developing over the next five or six years both in Iran, where the internal political dynamics might cause pressures for an early lifting of various restrictions, and in the United States. He concludes with a list of recommendations for reducing or eliminating the risks facing the JCPOA.

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Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Russia's Interests

CENESS Report

Of all the nuclear energy newcomers, i.e. countries that have only just started to develop nuclear energy, Middle Eastern states are making the most dynamic progress. The report, prepared by CENESS, focuses on analysis of history, distinctive features, and potential for nuclear energy development in individual Middle Eastern countries that are the most likely regional candidates to build NPPs in the foreseeable future; provides an estimate of impact made by events of regional and inner political instability and by the Fukushima nuclear accident, as well as points out Russia's potential role in the implementation of region's nuclear energy development plans.

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