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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
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 Rober 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' with Jeremy Issacharoff, Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs at the Israeli MFA.
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
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CENESS in the News

20 november 2014
'Geoeconomics (in Russian)'
Russia 24
5 november 2014
'Nuclear Issues to be Discussed in Moscow (in Russian)'
Rossiyskaya Gazeta
28 october 2014
'Cooperation and Security Issues Are to Be Discussed in Seoul'
Rossiyskaya Gazeta
28 october 2014
'Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia Deal'
Inter Press Service
25 october 2014
'The Situation in Ukranian Nuclear Energy Sector is Critical (in Russian)'
Channel One Russia
9 october 2014
'The Security of Ukranian NPPs is Questionable (in Russian)'
Radio of Russia
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THE 2014 MOSCOW NONPROLIFERATION CONFERENCE: NUCLEAR ENERGY, DISARMAMENT AND NONPROLIFERATION

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, 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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