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CENESS Newswire

17 march 2017
Pyongyang, DPRK - On March 13-15, 2017, the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held the sixth series of meetings with representatives of North Korean research organizations and the DPRK Foreign Ministry.
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16 january 2017
New York, United Nations Headquarters - Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) in cooperation with the Russian Foreign Ministry held a round table discussion on 'One Year of JCPOA Implementation: Achievements and Prospects for Sustainability'. CENESS Director Anton Khlopkov and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov were keynote speakers.
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3 december 2016
Moscow, Russia - On December 1-3 the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) co-organized a meeting on 'Russian-US Dialogue on Nuclear Issues: Possible Post-Election Agenda'. Specialists from Russian and American think-tanks and Russian governmental organizations took part in the event.
23 november 2016
Moscow, Russia - CENESS held a workshop on 'Pakistan and Nuclear Suppliers Group'. The keynote presentation was delivered by Additional Secretary for UN&EC of the Pakistani MFA Tasnim Aslam, additional comments were made by Pakistani MFA's Director for Disarmament Kamran Akhtar and Director for Export Control Zafar Ali. Member of the IMEMO RAS Directorate and fmr. Director of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Vyacheslav Trubnikov took part in the followed discussion.
22 september 2016
Moscow, Russia - CENESS held the round table on Nonproliferation and Regional Security in the Middle East: An Israeli Policy Perspective'. The keynote presentation was delivered by Jeremy Issacharoff, Vice Director General and Head of Multilateral Affairs Directorate at the Israeli MFA.
24 august 2016
Islamabad, Pakistan - On August 22-24 CENESS held a series of meetings with the leadership of Pakistani Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Strategic Plans Division (SPD), think-tanks, as well as with members of Islamabad's expert community. CENESS Director Anton Khlopkov has also made presentations on the issues of NSG, CTBT and strategic stability in South Asia during three workshops organised by Pakistani research institutes.
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CENESS in the News

6 december 2016
'Ukraine Is Trying to Intimidate the USA and Russia with Nuclear Weapons (in Russian)'
10 november 2016
'Putting an Atom on Hold: What does Vietnam Loose by Cancelling Its NPP Constraction Plans (in Russian)'
Federal Business Agency 'Economics Today'
7 october 2016
'Press-conference on 'Suspension of the Russian-US Agreement on Research Cooperation in the Nuclear and Energy Sector: What's Next?' (in Russian)'
Rossiya Segodnya
7 october 2016
'Pretending Break-off: Nuclear Agreements Weren't Working Even Before Official Suspension (in Russian)'
7 october 2016
'Plutonium Cold War (in Russian)'
Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye
6 october 2016
'Moscow Cut Nuclear Contacts (in Russian) '
Rossiyskaya Gazeta
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CENESS Newswire


To what extent the adoption of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iranian nuclear program corresponds to a full range of Russia's national interests?
Corresponds to a significant degree
Mostly corresponds
Corresponds in a form of certain compromise, where benefits are equal to possible side effects
Mostly deviates from than corresponds to a full range of Russian interests

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February 15, 2017. Moscow, Russia. The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS, Russian Federation) and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI, United States) have released a report Pathways to Cooperation: A Menu of Potential U.S.-Russian Cooperative Projects in the Nuclear Sphere'. Unveiled on February 15, 2017, the report is the product of 18 month of joint research by the two think-tanks.

The report offers 51 potential projects designed to utilize Russia's and America's unique technical capabilities and expertise to advance their mutual interests in the nuclear sphere.

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News of the Nuclear Club Journal

The new issue of Nuclear Club journal 3-4, 2015 was published. The main topics are:
  • CTBT at 20: Status and Proposals for Entry into Force
  • Helping the Newcomers Build Nuclear Power Infrastructure: US Experience
  • Potential for RussianU.S. Cooperation in Nuclear Environmental Remediation Projects
  • French Energy Option for Ukraine: a Real Possibility?
  • Ways Out of the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
  • On Talks in Moscow on the Iranian Nuclear Program

The summary in English is available via link below.

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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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'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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