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Honolulu International Forum featuring Anton Khlopkov



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Anton Khlopkov is Director of the Moscow-based Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS). He is also a Member of the Advisory Board under the Security Council of the Russian Federation and a Member of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (ABDM). Mr. Khlopkov is a nuclear physicist by education and graduated from the National Research Nuclear University ‘MEPhI’. He was a Visiting Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (2000). From 2000 to 2009 he worked for the PIR Center (Center for Policy Studies in Russia), including as Executive Director (2007–2009). He has been Director of CENESS since 2009. Mr. Khlopkov is also the editor-in-chief and co-author of the ‘Nuclear Nonproliferation Encyclopedia’ and author of the monograph ‘Iran’s Nuclear Program in Russian-American Relations’. He is a co-editor and co-author of the report ‘DPRK Strategic Capabilities and Security on the Korean Peninsula: Looking Ahead’, published in July 2021. He is also co-author of the monographs: ‘Nuclear Nonproliferation in US-Russian Relations: Challenges and Opportunities’ and ‘At the Nuclear Threshold: The Lessons of North Korea and Iran for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime’. Mr. Khlopkov leads CENESS projects to pursue Track II dialogue on pressing nuclear issues with experts from Iran and North Korea. He paid ten separate visits to Pyongyang in 2012-2020. Mr. Khlopkov is Co-Chair of the Moscow Nonproliferation Conference (MNC), organized by CENESS every 30 months. The 2022 MNC will take place on April 7–9, 2022.