Vice President, International Fuel Cycle Strategies
A growing divergence between the United States and Russia at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has contributed to the erosion of the long-standing “Vienna spirit” that allowed the agency to successfully carry out its work as an independent technical authority. To address this challenge, NTI and the CENESS launched a two-year joint project in 2019 to build mutual understanding of current political and technical challenges to fully implementing IAEA safeguards and to build support for more productive cooperation and collaboration between Russia and the United States in this area.
This new joint report, The Future of IAEA Safeguards: Rebuilding the Vienna Spirit through Russian-U.S. Expert Dialogue, is the result of this project. It offers important findings and recommendations for the safeguards community, diplomats, and the public to bolster cooperation in this space.
Ambassador-in-Residence, CENESS; former Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation
Executive Director, Open Nuclear Network; former Head of Section for Non-Proliferation and Policy Making, Office of Legal Affairs, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)