Ashley L. Kobi
This annual report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of cooperative threat reduction and nonproliferation programs around the globe by the Departments of Defense and the Department of Energy. These departments provide progress reports in their annual budget requests, Congressional testimony, and other public sources. This report aggregates that information and supplements the data with targeted outreach. Historically, this report has also included a summary of the Department of State’s relevant activities. However, a lack of public information regarding the accomplishments of these programs in the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) has prevented their inclusion in this year’s report.
Notably, the legal agreement enabling U.S. threat reduction work in Russia by the Departments of Defense, Energy, and State, (commonly known as the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Umbrella Agreement), expired on June 17, 2013. In its place, the United States and the Russian Federation signed a bilateral Protocol to the 2003 Framework Agreement on a Multilateral Nuclear Environmental Programme in the Russian Federation (MNEPR) in June 2013. While the new framework agreement covers U.S. threat reduction work with Russia’s civil nuclear agency, Rosatom, it excludes work with the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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