Preventing Nuclear Meltdown
Managing Decentralization of Russia's Nuclear ComplexJames Clay Moltz, Vladimir A. Orlov and Adam N. Stulberg
The decline in central financing for Russia's nuclear complex and the known interest of terrorist groups in acquiring fissile material and technologies, has made the state of Russia'sfar-flung nuclear enterprises a pressing international issue.In this important volume, a group of leading US and Russian policy experts - drawing onextensive interviews with officials, facility personnel, and analysts in Russia's regions -explores the intersecting problems of Russian nuclear insecurity and decentralization,including the growing influence of regional, political and economic forces.The work presents insights into both nuclear safety issues and post-Soviet intra-agencygovernance, as well as detailed case studies of critical nuclear regions: the Far East, theUrals, Siberia, and the Volga area. The volume also offers major new findings on theinterface linking Russia's evolving center-periphery relations, its ailing nuclear facilities, andthe role played by foreign assistance providers.
Introduction: Russia's nuclear regions, James Clay Moltz. Federal Nuclear Agencies and the Regions: Center-periphery relations and Russia's nuclear infrastructure, Dmitry Evstafiev and Vladimir A. Orlov; Russian nuclearregionalism at the Federal Center, Nikolai Sokov and Adam N. Stulberg; Minatom's regional strategy, Sonia BenOuagrham; The military, the regions, and nuclear weapons, Michael Jasinski. Case Studies of Russia's NuclearRegions: Nuclear issues in the Far Eastern Federal Okrug, Cristina Chuen; Nuclear issues in the Volga FederalOkrug, Ivan Safranchuk; Nuclear issues in the Urals Federal Okrug, Elena Sokova; Nuclear issues in the SiberianFederal Okrug, Dmitry Kovchegin. The Experience of US Assistance Programs and Conclusions: Theimplementation of US nonproliferation assistance programs in Russia's regions, Michael Jasinski and CharlesThornton; Nuclear decentralization in Russia: lessons learned and new directions, Adam N. Stulberg; Index.
'This book is a significant contribution to the field of Russian studies, political science, and economics, and will beof considerable interest to scholars in the field of nuclear proliferation. The authors – Russian and American – areall knowledgeable and many have direct experience in the nuclear field. The scholarship is of the highest quality,backed by authoritative sources. No other full-length work examines the nuclear issue in the context of Russia'sregions. Preventing Nuclear Meltdown is a real contribution to our understanding of Russia's evolving federalism.'Charles E. Ziegler, University of Louisville, USA
James Clay Moltz, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA, Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR - Centerfor Policy Studies in Russia, Russia, and Adam N. Stulberg, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
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Suggested citation:Michael Jasinski and Charles Thornton, “The Implementation of US NonproliferationAssistance Programs in Russia's Regions,” in James Clay Moltz, Vladimir A. Orlov, andAdam N. Stulberg, Editors,
Preventing Nuclear Meltdown: Managing Decentralization of Russia's Nuclear Complex
, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004, pp. 211-233.