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20 april 2018
Moscow, Russia The Center for Energy and Security Studies held a workshop on Assessing DPRK Missile and Space Program: Implications for Future Dialogue'. The presentation was delivered by Uzi Rubin, Founder and Fmr. Director of Israel Missile Defense Organization (1991-1999). The meeting was attended by representatives of academia and expert community.
22 march 2018
Moscow, Russia The Center for Energy and Security Studies held a workshop on Understanding Nuclear Nonproliferation Networks in Digital Environment'. The presentation was delivered by Adam Stulberg, Professor and Co-Director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The meeting was attended by representatives of academia and expert community.
16 march 2018
Moscow, Russia - The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held the workshop on 'Prospects for Talks on the Korean Peninsula: A View from Pyongyang' in a form of the briefing for diplomats headquartered in Moscow on results of seventh series of meetings in Pyongyang with representatives of the North Korean Foreign Ministry and research organizations, which took place on March 5-7, 2018.
7 march 2018
Pyongyang, DPRK - On March 5-7 the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held a series of meetings with senior DPRK Foreign Ministry officials and representatives of the DPRK MFA research organizations.
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2 march 2018
Moscow, Russia A Russian-US workshop 'Does the JCPOA Have a Future?' was held jointly by the Center for Energy and Security Studies and the Brookings Institution (USA). The meeting was attended by representatives of Russian and US think-tanks and academia, as well as of Russian MFA. The Director of Russian MFA's Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control (DNKV) Vladimir Ermakov addressed the participants as Keynote Speaker.
1 march 2018
Moscow, Russia A workshop 'How Can a Military Conflict on the Korean Peninsula Be Avoided?' was held by the Center for Energy and Security Studies. The presentation was delivered by Robert Einhorn, Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation, currently - Senior Fellow, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at Brookings Institution. The meeting was attended by Russian and US representatives of think-tanks and academia.
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'The Situation Has Been Escalated 'to the Brink of Nuclear War' (in Russian)'
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'Washington Does Not Wish for a War with the North Korea (in Russian)'
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CENESS Newswire


What is your projection for the Korean peninsula until the end of 2018?
Multilateral talks to reduce tensions in the region will resume.
Pyongyang will conduct another nuclear rest, the UN Security Council will respond by ramping up sanctions.
The political crisis will degenerate into a limited military conflict.
The United States, backed by allies, will attempt a regime change in North Korea.

In focus


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 3-4, 2017 was published. The main topics are:
  • Russia and the Future of Nuclear Energy.
  • Indonesia's Endless March Towards Nuclear Energy.
  • Chernobyl-2018: Before and After.
  • Russia and the Global Nuclear Order.
  • Feasibility of Confidence-Building and Transparency Measures Outside of Formal Treaties Between Russia and the United States in Present Time.
  • Some Lessons from the Iran Nuclear Deal and Their Applicability to Resolving Korean Nuclear Crisis.
  • DPRK Missile and Space Programs: Problems of International Recognition.

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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


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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