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The study analyses lessons learned from the application of various international mechanisms to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and strengthen nuclear security. The study also outlines several proposals for improving the effectiveness of these mechanisms.

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  • Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Associate Professor
  • Affiliation : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (retired), Associate Professor, International Law Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
  • Affiliation : Independent expert
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Presentation of the PIR Center Study “Prospects for international cooperation in WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security” 03.10.2013

On October 3, 2013 extended meeting of PIR Center Advisory Board will take place in Moscow. During this meeting  PIR Center’s Study “The Prospects for International Cooperation in WMD Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security” will be presented.


Extended Meeting of PIR Center’s Advisory Board

Presentation of the Study


 Moscow, October 3, 2013.

 15.00 – 15.30

Keynote Address

15.30 – 16.10


  • LYSENKO, Mikhail N., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Director, Department of International Cooperation, the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (text of the speech in Russian)
  • PONOMAREV-STEPNOI, Nikolai N., Academician,RussianAcademy of Sciences
  • RYBACHENKOV, Vladimir I., Leading Research Associate, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies
  • BUZHINSKY, Evgeny P., Senior Vice President,PIRCenter

16.10 – 17.00




Buffet Reception


PIR Center’s Study is devoted to the analysis of the outcomes and further prospects of multilateral and bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear security and counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In particular the report considers the following issues:

  • outcomes of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program (Nunn-Lugar program) and filling the new format of US-Russian cooperation in the nuclear field which is determined by US-Russian agreement on Multilateral Nuclear Environmental Program (MNEPR) signed on June 14, 2013
  • international science and technology cooperation in the nuclear security and WMD field
  • prospects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation on strengthening nuclear security and preventing WMD proliferation in countries of CIS, the Middle-East, and South-East Asia

Summary (in English) and full text of the Study (in Russian) are available at PIR Center website.

Study’s structure


Chapter 1. "General Principles of Future Russian-U.S. Nuclear Cooperation: 20 Points for New Partnership" Vladimir Orlov and Alexander Cheban


Chapter 2. “Lessons and prospects for bilateral (Russia-U.S.) and multilateral cooperation on nonproliferation: the example of the Nunn-Lugar Program and Global Partnership" Evgeny Buzhinsky


Chapter 3. "Legal Mechanisms of the MNEPR Agreement: Application in the New Russian-U.S. Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation” Alexander Cheban


Chapter 4. "Russian-U.S. Cooperation in Nuclear Security: the Experience of the MPC&A Program" Dmitry Kovchegin


Chapter 5. “The ISTC as an Example of Multilateral Science and Technical Cooperation in Addressing the WMD and Nuclear Security Problems” Alexander Cheban


Chapter 6.  “Prospects for International Cooperation in WMD Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security in the CIS” Dauren Aben and Alexander Cheban


Chapter 7. “Prospects for Resolving Nuclear Security and WMD Nonproliferation Problems in the Middle East: the Experience of the Global Partnership” Artem Blashchanitsa


Chapter 8.  “Prospects for Russian Participation in International Cooperation to Address WMD Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Problems in Southeast Asia” Alexander Cheban