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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

Global Partnership Against The Spread Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction (Guidebook) (2005)

.jpgPIR Center has published the English edition of its famous Global Partnership Guidebook.

 

"I am sure that PIR Guidebook «Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction» will become the book for all people involved in Global Partnership."

Sergey Antipov
Deputy Head of the Federal
Agency for Atomic Energy

 

"The PIR-Center Guidebook on Global Partnership is an excellent asset and is very useful for companies and business people dealing with the implementation of projects under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program."

Wayne Holcombe
CTR Program Manager
Washington Group International Inc

 

The Guidebook "Global Partnership Against The Spread Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction" is a unique publication. It provides lot of useful information on how does the machinery of Global Partnership function on political, business and technical level and focuses on achievements, problems and prospects of cooperation. The information is presented in user-friendly form with a lot of schemes, graphs, images and tables, which make both achievements and problems of Global Partnership visible.

The Guidebook can be useful for people involved in the GP programs: for diplomats, federal and regional officials, for political, scientific and business experts, as well as for journalists specialized on WMD issues.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD

5

INTRODUCTION

7

Part 1. HISTORY OF THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS TO ELIMINATE THE LEGACY OF THE COLD WAR

The Nunn-Lugar Program
Legal Framework for the Nunn-Lugar Program
Funding for the Nunn-Lugar Program
Other Cooperative Programs in the Nuclear Sector
Global Partnership

10

Part 2. SPHERES OF COOPERATION

Chemical Weapons Elimination
Nuclear Submarine Dismantlement
The Secure Storage and Elimination of Nuclear Warheads, Materials, and Strategic Delivery Systems
Physical Security and Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials 67
The Scale of the Problem
International Cooperation in the Elimination of Weapons-Grade Nuclear Materials and Termination of Their Production
Biosafety and Biosecurity
The Employment of Weapons Scientists
and Prevention of "Brain Drain"
Export Control

44

Part 3. COOPERATION PROBLEMS

The Liability Issue
Control over Funding Expenditures
The Access Issue
The Taxation Issue
The Future Expansion of the Global Partnership

106

Part 4. GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP MEMBER COUNTRIES

Australia
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
European Union
Finland
France
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

111

Part 5. PROSPECTS FOR FUTURE COOPERATION

Fulfilling Political Promises to Fund Global Partnership
Programs and Raising the Political Status of the Global
Partnership
Increasing Global Partnership Project Funding
Concentrating on Priority Areas
Possible New Areas of Cooperation and Expanding the
Geographic Reach of the Global Partnership
The Sustainability of the Global Partnership
Increasing Russian Funding of the Global Partnership

155

Appendix 1. DOCUMENTS

159

Appendix 2. GLOSSARY

161

Abbreviations

170

List of Tables

172

List of Figures

173

Additional Items of Interest in the Guidbook

174

PIR Center – Basic Facts

175

 

 

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