By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Development, Security, and Cooperation Russian Academy of Sciences Committee on U.S-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Non-Proliferation, U.S National Academies Committee on U.S-Russian Cooperation on Nu

The U.S. nationwide Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences convened a joint workshop to spot tools of overcoming impediments to cooperation among the USA and Russia on nonproliferation. The workshop emphasised ways and methods that experience already been proven to paintings in U.S.-Russian courses and that will be utilized in different components. The workshop used to be meant to facilitate frank dialogue among members within the usa and Russia who've a few accountability for cooperative nonproliferation courses within the desire of deciding on either the impediments to cooperation and strength equipment of addressing them. This record summarizes the discussions on the workshop.

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There are many bilateral cooperative export control programs, and several agencies in both countries are involved with administering them. Export controls address a wide range of dual-use technologies both within and outside the nuclear sector. Some of them operate within ongoing bilateral cooperative programs, while in other cases, independent structures are created for specific export control regimes. For example, two Minatom export control laboratories were established in 1997 at IPPE and VNIITF.

Barriers and impediments to cooperation take many forms, but the impediments identified within the workshop can be understood in terms of six kinds of issues: (1) political issues, (2) legal issues, (3) issues related to scientific and technical cooperation, (4) issues related to program organization and management, (5) issues related to the legacy of the Cold War mentality, and (6) funding issues. POLITICAL ISSUES Cooperation between nations on nuclear security involves acts of governance and diplomacy, which are by nature political.

S. actions that pressure Russia to freeze its collaboration with Iran in the area of nuclear energy. S. intelligence community assesses that Iran is seeking to develop and acquire nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the means to deliver them, and that Iran hopes to exploit access to the Russian nuclear establishment to promote the Iranian weapons program. Russia considers the United States’ concerns unjustified, stating that under the economic, scientific and engineering cooperation program whereby Russia assists Iran in completing and starting up the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, both Russia and Iran fulfill their international nuclear nonproliferation obligations.

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