This one-day workshop explored how commercial projects have contributed to the resolution of nuclear proliferation problems in the past, in the context of U.S.-Russia cooperation. The workshop also examined how such precedents might be applied to resolving the nuclear standoff with Iran. In particular, the workshop examined how commercial approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle might facilitate this effort, with a focus on the back end of the fuel cycle and international storage of spent fuel in Russia. The event also discusses ways to move the United States and Russia expeditiously into negotiation of an Agreement for Nuclear Cooperation (123 Agreement) and considers how new nuclear energy initiatives, i.e. the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) and the Putin initiative to establish international fuel service centers in Russia, relate to the effort to solve the nuclear problem with Iran.
The support of the Carnegie Corporation for this project is gratefully acknowledged.