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LESSONS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR BILATERAL (RUSSIAN-U.S.) AND MULTILATERAL COOPERATION IN NONPROLIFERATION: EXAMPLES FROM THE NUNN-LUGAR PROGRAM AND THE G8 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

Evgeny Buzhinsky

The program of providing assistance to the Soviet Union and then Russia in resolving issues related to nuclear weapons and materials was developed thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar during the difficult period of the Soviet Union's break-up and the formation of the Russian state. During that period, there was a real possibility that the Russian state would be unable to provide adequate security for the huge nuclear arsenal and capability inherited from the Soviet Union. The realization of that danger led the U.S. Senators to the idea of providing assistance to Moscow to make sure that it would retain full control of its nuclear capability.


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PIR Center, 2013

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