Search: IAEA (8 materials)

Marc Finaud: The Prohibition of Intermediate-Range Missiles Is Still Needed in Europe

... radioactive materials such as enriched uranium or plutonium. What can we do to prevent the risk of nuclear terrorism? Which measures are the most effective? Some measures have already been adopted in the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or as a result of the Nuclear Security Summits launched by President Obama between 2010 and 2016. In countries possessing nuclear weapons, there should be strengthened standards to reduce the nuclear risk, including by preventing any unauthorized ...


JCPOA: Forward Into the Past

... already made significant concessions by voluntarily curtailing its sovereign right to develop a nuclear sector. Under the provisions of the nuclear deal, Iran undertook both to limit the pace of producing enriched uranium and plutonium and to grant IAEA officers broad access to its nuclear facilities. On the whole, Iran perceived these steps as a concession in the name of peace and the country’s economic prosperity. Donald Trump, on the contrary, views the Iran deal as a giant misstep by the Obama ...


New Horizons of the Iran Nuclear Deal

... other. On its own, the JCPOA creates an effective system for preventing non-nuclear powers from developing nuclear weapons. This is achieved through significantly limiting the level of uranium enrichment, restricting plutonium production, and giving IAEA experts sweeping rights in terms of monitoring and inspections. The main drawback of the Iranian deal is its limited scope. Iran might agree to it being in place indefinitely, but only on the condition that its provisions are scaled up to the global ...


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... development of nuclear capabilities for civilian use. This is corroborated by Moscow’s projects to build nuclear power plants (NPP) across the world, including in the Middle East. In particular, Russia took part in building the region’s first NPP, to the IAEA’s requirements, in the Iranian city of Bushehr [ 26 ]. More nuclear power units are expected to be built in the country. Russia’s state-owned corporation Rosatom has also begun building the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey and the El Dabaa NPP in Egypt. ...


U.S. Sanctions against Iran: Background and Possible Consequences

... first glance, it appeared to be completely ineffective. The resolution obliged Iran to cease all work related to the enrichment and processing of radioactive materials, including for the purposes of research. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was tasked with providing exhaustive information on the state of Iranian developments in the area. The resolution did not impose any sanctions on Iran, although it did warn that it had the authority to do so under Chapter VII, Article 42 of the ...


Kazakhstan, the Requisite Model and Mediator to North Korean Denuclearization

... has become a world leader in denuclearization. It is a champion of nuclear nonproliferation on the multilateral circuit, active in the implementation of several denuclearization treaties, and is currently International Atomic Energy Association’s (IAEA) favored partner . The IAEA even chose Kazakhstan as the site of the world’s first Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank, a brilliant initiative that ensures all IAEA member states have access to LEU for peaceful purposes, without risking further proliferation ...


Hans Blix, Former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Former Head of IAEA, Visits RIAC

On October 19 Hans Blix, Swedish diplomat and politician, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (1978-1979), Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, 1981-1997), Head of the United Nations monitoring, verification and inspection commission (UNMOVIC), inspecting Iraq weapons (2000-2003), visited Russian International Affairs Council. On October 19 Hans Blix, Swedish diplomat and politician, ...


Foreign opinion: Trevor Findlay on Reform of the IAEA

... Interviewer: Maria Prosviryakova , RIAC July 3, 2012 In June 2012 a Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay released a long-waited report, Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA . A phone interview with Professor Trevor Findlay on key findings of his report. The speaker discusses the role that the IAEA plays in the world, the problems it is facing now, the challenges that will shape the Agency’s future, and about Russia ...


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