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Rosatom and IAEA signed an agreement on creation of an international nuclear fuel reserve bank
29.03.2010

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27.03.2020

On March 12, 2020, an extended meeting of the Trialogue Club Internationaltookplace.Its topic was “50 Years after Ratification of the NPT by the Soviet Union and its Entry into Force: Lessons Learned and Prospects for Strengthening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime”

26.03.2020

Verification is a key and indispensable element of nuclear arms control and nuclear disarmament. Any substantive discussion on the future of strategic stability, nuclear arms race limitation, and the prospects for nuclear disarmament becomes pointless if it fails to address verification. To answer the question of what verification should look like in the future, leading Russian and foreign experts analyze the experience of the implementation of bilateral agreements between the Soviet Union/Russia and the United Sates and look at various international mechanisms. For the first time, Russian experts offer a comprehensive assessment of the approaches proposed by the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) and other new initiatives in this field.

18.03.2020

"Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) poses a real threat to public safety and well-being. Europe has become the epicenter of the outbreak. The situation in Europe is getting worse by every hour. Although the situation in Russia is yet relatively safe, the fact that the pandemic is raging along the perimeter of Russia’s borders cannot be ignored. Risks for Russia are increasing",  Director of PIR Center Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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