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...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities) image

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. Today, new challenges – e.g., international terrorism, the crises in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Syria – are adding to the old and deeply rooted problems created by the Arab-Israeli conflict. The un...

After U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty it has become obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end.  
The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021 and there is little doubt that it will be the end of it. It could be extended if both countries...

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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.