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Developing National Regulations to Support Nuclear Security: Lessons of the U.S. Support to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Dmitry Kovchegin

Development of national regulations supporting nuclear materials control and accounting and physical protection is a major part of ensuring states’ compliance with requirements of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, with the IAEA playing a central role in this process. In case Russia, as well as Belarus and Ukraine after collapse of the Soviet Union, the process of elaboration of such regulations took place with a major contribution from the USA. The cases of the three countries which take into account the peculiarities of the regulatory environment and the process of developing capabilities necessary to establish the requirements, provides valuable experience which should be reassessed now, when the U.S. support in this field is going to become a turned page of history.

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Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2014