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The UN’s First International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy is held in Geneva.
20.08.1955
The State Defense Committee of the USSR issues a Directive to create a Special Committee chaired by L.P. Beria to work on "the use of the atomic energy of uranium" and "development of atomic bombs".
20.08.1945

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27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

08.05.2019

On May 2, more than 40 friends and partners of the PIR Center gathered at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN. Among them were heads and high representatives of delegations participating in the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the NPT Review Conference, the world's largest experts in the field of non-proliferation, graduates of PIR Center programs working in New York, young scientists and master students of double degree in the field of non-proliferation.

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

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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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