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By Glenn Schweitzer, Gary Bertsch, Howard Wiarda

ISBN-10: 0820338699

ISBN-13: 9780820338699

In Containing Russia’s Nuclear Firebirds, Glenn E. Schweitzer explores the lifestyles and legacy of the overseas technological know-how and know-how heart in Moscow. He makes the case that the center’s designated courses can function types for selling liable technological know-how in lots of nations of the world.

Never prior to have scientists encountered know-how with the opportunity of such large affects at the worldwide neighborhood, either confident and detrimental. for almost 20 years following the Soviet Union’s breakup into self sufficient states, the ISTC has supplied possibilities for underemployed Russian weapon scientists to redirect their abilities towards civilian learn. the guts has championed the position of technological know-how in picking the way forward for civilization and has stimulated nonproliferation regulations of Russia and different states within the area. most crucial, the heart has confirmed that modest investments can motivate scientists of many backgrounds to shun greed and violence and to take top roles in steerage the planet towards prosperity and peace.

Schweitzer contends that the U.S. and different western and Asian nations did not realize the significance, through the years, of enhancing their donor-recipient method of facing Russia. In April 2010 the Russian executive introduced that it is going to withdraw from the ISTC contract. After bills exceeding one thousand million funds, the ISTC’s Moscow technological know-how middle will quickly shut its doorways, leaving a legacy that has benefited Russian society in addition to companions from thirty-eight international locations. Schweitzer argues broader and extra sustained move is now had to support hinder irresponsible habit by means of disillusioned or faulty scientists and their patrons.

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Often the Russian partner had unrealistic expectations as to the marketable value of the intellectual property involved. 4. Isn’t the procedure for initiating projects too long? Despite the heroic efforts of key istc specialists to move internal paperwork forward once a project was approved for funding, the delays in project initiation became longer and longer. Initially, projects were usually launched within a few months after approval. But in time, the start-up procedures extended to many months and even years, particularly if Russian recipient organizations were involved with the istc for the first time.

Later, Norway, the Republic of Korea, and Canada became funding parties. The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan also joined the center and became additional countries where projects were carried out. The governing board established procedures to ensure that new members had a voice during board deliberations. Within a few months after its establishment, the istc had become a highly visible flagship in Moscow of international efforts to prevent leakage of Soviet weapons expertise to rogue states and terrorist organizations.

Such a practice would give these companies an advantage over Russian companies operating in similar fields but unable to obtain comparable tax exemptions. Nevertheless, the Russian government has never formally objected to the influx of new partners. In some cases, Russian authorities have pointed to the successes of companies in raising the technological capabilities of Russian partner organizations, particularly applied research institutions. Against this background, in 2001 the chairman of the istc Governing Board summed up the early accomplishments of the center as follows: The istc was created in full recognition of the fact that technology can be used for war or for peace.

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