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03.04.2020

“In addition to obvious public health consequences, the epidemic of the novel coronavirus in Iran could affect the implementation of the IAEA safeguards agreements. In his article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Professor George M. Moore of the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey warns: Iranian authorities may restrict the access of IAEA inspectors to the country under the pretext of combating the spread of infection. Although the IAEA assures that the inspections at nuclear facilities in Iran are carried out in full, the risks, according to Moore, are extremely high. In the absence of convincing information from the sites themselves, the international community (primarily Israel and the United States) will proceed from the most pessimistic scenarios for the development of the Iranian nuclear program” - this is the leitmotiv of the 521st issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

31.03.2020

On March 12, 2020, a workshop “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” took place. The event was co-sponsored by the PIR Center and the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA.

30.03.2020

The Anniversary XX PIR Center International School on Global Security 2020 extends applications deadline to April 13. The School will take place from 6 to 14 June in Zvenigorod, Moscow region.

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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