Russian International Affairs Council

July 1, 2020


For Russia, the military developments and strategies of the United States recreate those challenges and threats that the USSR associated with President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Adopted in 1984, the SDI programme involved...

Towards Global Security Through Equal Rights and Consensus image

The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. Today one may unequivocally say that the unipolar project, which has been constructed by the USA with the help of its allies, did not materialize.  There began the construction of a more just multipo...

NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference. image

Throughout the Cold War, there was a race for the development and production of new types of nuclear weapons between the two great powers, the USA and the USSR. Both countries were deploying these weapons in Europe. After the collapse of the USSR, all nuclear weapons from the post-Soviet space were ...

The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...

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Yudin, Yuri A. image
City : Vienna
Affiliation : Safeguard Analyst, Department of Safeguards, IAEA
Expertise :
Nuclear safety
Nuclear fuel cycle
Biography :

He graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as a nuclear physicist and holds a PhD in nuclear engineering. He is also Director of a Russian NGO, the Analytical Centre for Nonproliferation. Previously he was Senior Researcher at UNIDIR and manager of the Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle project and Senior Researcher at RFNC–VNIIEF, the Russian Federal Nuclear Centre—All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics. January 2010 - March 2012 - consultant, member of Centre Russe d'etudes politiques. He has special expertise in nuclear engineering, nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament. He has authored a number of books and articles in Russian and English.