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7 july 2015
Moscow, Russia - CENESS held a workshop on North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Capability: How Advanced?'. The presentation was made by Dr. Sig Hecker, Senior Fellow at the Stanford University and an emeritus director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Representatives of Russian academia, think-tanks and governmental organisations took part in the followed discussion.
9 june 2015
Moscow, Russia - The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held the workshop on 'The DPRK Nuclear Policy: A View from Pyongyang' in a form of the briefing on results of fourth series of meetings in Pyongyang with representatives of the North Korean Foreign Ministry and research organizations, which took place on May 19-22, 2015.
22 may 2015
Beirut, Lebanon - CENESS Research Associate Dmitry Konukhov made a presentation on 'Prospects for Nuclear Power in the Middle East after Fukushima and the Arab Spring. Challenges and Opportunities for Russia' during the international workshop 'Emerging Energy Scenarios in the Middle East: Challenges and Implications' organised by Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Interim results of a study of a same name, which was conducted by CENESS with the support of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, were unveiled for a broad discussion during the presentation. More info
22 may 2015
Pyongyang, DPRK - On May 19-22, 2015, the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held fourth series of meetings on pressing nuclear issues with representatives of the North Korean research organizations and the DPRK Foreign Ministry. Discussions centered on possible measures to prevent further escalation of tensions in the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's nuclear policy and electricity development plan. CENESS experts also visited Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex and Port of Nampo during their travel to DPRK.
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14 february 2015
Moscow, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed Decree No 72 On the Composition of the Advisory Board under the Security Council of the Russian Federation. The decree reappoints Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), as member of the Board.
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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.
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CENESS in the News

11 december 2015
'Kim Jong Un's Announcement Was a Blind Shell (In Russian)'
30 september 2015
'Kiev's Plans for Nuclear Waste Depositories Will Hurt Ukraine, not Russia (In Russian)'
Radio Sputnik
22 september 2015
'UN General Assembly: Nuclear Question Raises Hopes and Skepticism'
Russia Direct
27 august 2015
'Iran Is to Place Its Uranium into the 'Bank': Why Do Asia and the Middle East Need Nuclear Fuel Bank? (in Russian)'
Economics Today
27 august 2015
'Astana Creates a Nuclear Fuel Bank Endowed By the USA and Warren Buffett (in Russian)'
26 august 2015
'The USA Will Not Be Able to Block Iran Deal (in Russian)'
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August 14, 2015. Moscow Russia. The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) organized a meeting on The Iran Nuclear Deal: Russia's Interests and Prospects for Implementation'. The meeting, which took place precisely one month after the adoption of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna, was held in a form of conversation with the head of the Russian delegation at the nuclear talks between the P5+1 and Iran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

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News of the Nuclear Club Journal

The new issue of Nuclear Club journal 3-4, 2014 was published. The main topics are:
  • Jordan's Nuclear Energy Plans
  • Progress of the Barakah NPP Project in the UAE
  • Implementation of IAEA Safeguards in Russia.
  • DPRK and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Unanswered Challenges and Missed Opportunities
  • Ukraine: Revolution and Atom
  • Westinghouse and Ukraine's Nuclear Fuel Dilemma
  • Pakistani Nuclear Weapons: Problems for the International Community?
  • The Operation in Iraq: First Experience of Russian-US Cooperation in HEU Minimization

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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