Dialogue on the Future of U.S.-Russia Nuclear Cooperation


Developing practical proposals for future U.S. and Russian nuclear cooperation

Challenge

The United States and Russia, with the vast majority of global weapons-usable nuclear materials, are critical to progress states in nuclear security, and past cooperation has proven highly effective in securing nuclear material.

Action

NTI partnered with the Russian Center for Energy and Security Studies to launch a high-level dialogue on the future of U.S.-Russian nuclear cooperation.

Results

The dialogue culminated in a menu of practical proposals, put together by leading nuclear experts from the U.S. and Russia, for future cooperation in key nuclear related areas.

NTI has partnered with the Russian Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) to launch a high-level dialogue on the future of US-Russia nuclear cooperation. The dialogue brings together leading nuclear experts from the United States and Russia to develop a menu of practical proposals for future cooperation in five thematic areas: nuclear science, nuclear energy, nuclear environmental remediation, nuclear security, and nuclear safety.

Participants in the Dialogue convened in Moscow, Russia on February 24-26 2016 to explore opportunities for prospective U.S.-Russia nuclear cooperation. Participants and speakers included NTI CEO and Co-Chairman Senator Sam Nunn, NTI President Emeritus Charles Curtis, former Deputy Secretary of Energy and President of Centrus Energy Daniel Poneman, Rosatom Deputy CEO Ambassador Nikolay Spasskiy, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, and U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.

A joint NTI-CENESS report summarizing the conclusions of the Dialogue will be published in the summer of 2016 and briefed to key stakeholders in the United States and Russia.

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Strengthening Radiological Security in Central Asia

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Strengthening Radiological Security in Central Asia

Addressing the security of radioactive sources in Central Asia is one of more than 50 recommendations made in a joint NTI and CENESS report on U.S.-Russian cooperation.

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Rohlfing: U.S. and Russia Need to Get Back to Work

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Rohlfing: U.S. and Russia Need to Get Back to Work

NTI President Joan Rohlfing argues why U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear issues should continue despite Russian aggression in Ukraine in a new piece for The New York Times' Room for Debate series.

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“A New Triumph of Sanity”

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“A New Triumph of Sanity”

Nunn called for U.S. and Russia to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons and end their nations’ Cold War nuclear force postures and remove hair-trigger status.

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