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Life after Nunn-Lugar

Vladimir Orlov

“The U.S Cooperative Threat Reduction program, also known as the Nunn-Lugar program, has already reached a ripe old age, by the standards applied to such initiatives. The program was conceived during a transitional period in Russian statehood and was especially helpful during the turbulent years when Russia was struggling to finance even the most basic nuclear security measures. The program is now due to expire in May 2013,”– writes Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index journal, Vladimir Orlov, in “From the Editor.”

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Security Index (International Edition) NO. 2 (103), Spring 2013

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