“The most serious threat is related to the necessity to counter nuclear terrorism. To succeed we need to provide more effective protection of nuclear materials as the very fact of availability of plutonium or high enriched uranium creates the threat of such materials falling into the hands of terrorists. Russia possesses one of the most large-scale nuclear programs - if not the largest one - and therefore it is indisputably one of the key players in the field of ensuring nuclear security", - Piet de Klerk, the Netherlands’ Sherpa for the preparations of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.
PIR Center organised jointly with the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow bilateral Russian-Dutch seminar “The Role of Nuclear Industry in Nuclear Security Governance: Moving to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague”
On April 19, 2012 PIR Center in cooperation with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) held an International seminar on “Lessons and Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation”.
On June 23, 2011 The PIR Center held an international seminar called "Nuclear Energy and the Cultural Development of Nonproliferation: Covering New Regions" at the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) The seminar was attended by repres...
On February 19, 2009 in the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow the Center for Policy Studies (Russia) together with the NTI within the framework of the project “Ways of Nuclear disarmament” held the round table on “123 U.S.-Russian Nuclear Cooperation Ag...
- Affiliation : Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation
- Position : Consultant
- Affiliation : PIR Center
- Position : Information Program Director
- Affiliation : PIR Center
- Position : Editor of the international edition, "Security Index" journal
- Affiliation : PIR Center
«The Strategy of economic development in the CIS through the year 2020 is a conceptual document, in which the main areas of cooperation that require coordinated approaches are identified. This is important, because in the field of nuclear energy, in contrast to other areas, even basic communication between scholars requires an intergovernmental framework. For us this agreement will be very beneficial», Deputy Director General of Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy Nikolai Spassky.
“I would like to congratulate PIR Center on publication of this highly professional study. PIR Center’s report contains a lot of practical and useful information as well as a high quality analytics. The study is particularly useful for a practical work and, of course, it offers recommendations which will be valuable for various ministries and governmental institutions, as well as the State Corporation Rosatom” - Mikhail Lysenko, Director of International Cooperation Department of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.
Development of Russia’s Nuclear Exports
"We believe that PIR Center’s project dedicated to the Russian nuclear export will allow Russian companies to conduct a more balanced policy on nuclear cooperation and will contribute significantly to the strengthening of strategic dialogue between Russia and other countries".
PIR Center President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov
Nuclear technologies, including assistance in designing and building nuclear reactors are one of the key Russian high-tech exports. Russian nuclear exports comply with all the requirements regarding the security of nuclear materials and nuclear nonproliferation.
This project is a PIR Center’s initiative to conduct a comprehensive study of the current state and the future of Russia's nuclear energy cooperation with other countries. The initiative also aims to analyze the Russian nuclear industry's export potential during the ongoing era of nuclear renaissance, as the looming shortage of fossil fuels is forcing many countries to think seriously about pursuing nuclear energy.
PIR Center Analysis
The global nuclear renaissance is back on the agenda. For all the repercussions of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, nuclear energy is gaining momentum and winning new regional markets. One of these emerging new markets is the Middle East, where an increasing number of countries are...
Various ideas for establishing a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East were first voiced in the early 1960s. Nevertheless, negotiations on establishing a WMD-free zone in the region remain very far from conclusion. The establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East was part of the 1995 N...
The fast moving controversial developments in the Middle East and North Africa seem to be sidelining the search for responses to some fundamental security challenges in the region. This refers, among many other issues, to the discussion of steps for the preparation and successful conduct of this yea...
What are Russia's role and its place in the nuclear renaissance? What are the difficulties that will confront Russia and other countries that bet on nuclear energy, and how can they be overcome? These issues are addressed by expert on nuclear energy system analysis Alexander Chebeskov, Deputy Minist...
Deputy Director General of Rosatom evaluates U.S.-Russian relations in the nuclear sphere in the context of the recently signed 123 Agreement.
In his interview with Security Index, Director General of the Rosatom state corporation comments on the plans of the nuclear industry and Russia's competitive advantages on the world market. “Under the current level of competition, it is impossible to be the second. One is either the first or is out...