Nonresident Fellow

Igor Khripunov is a leading expert on nuclear security, security culture, and CBRN proliferation. He edits the 1540 Compass, and works closely with international organizations like the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency on security assessment, training, and best practices.

  • Ph.D., Moscow Diplomatic University, International Affairs and Defense 1983
  • M.A. equivalent, Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages (now Linguistic University) 1970
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Dr. Igor Khripunov joined the Center for International Trade and Security (formerly the Center for East-West Trade Policy) at the University of Georgia in 1992 and is now a Distinguished Fellow with the Center as well as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a consultant and training instructor for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Editor-in-Chief of the “1540 Compass,” published in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. Igor Khripunov has contributed to a number of books and book chapters on WMD arms controls and nonproliferation, nuclear security and CBRN security culture. He has written numerous op-eds in world media as well as articles published in journals such as Arms Control Today, Comparative Strategy, Security Dialogue, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Nonproliferation Review, Problems of Post-Communism, and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Research Interests
  • Nuclear security and security culture
  • CBRN proliferation and terrorism
  • Nuclear power infrastructure
  • Arms control and disarmament
  • Russia’s defense, foreign policies, and nuclear industry
Selected Publications
  • “The Human Dimension of Security for Radioactive Sources.” CITS/UGA and Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency, Editor. 2014.
  • “Legal Framework for Strengthening Nuclear Security and Combating Nuclear Terrorism.” (Amsterdam: AOL Press, 2012), Co-editor. 2012.
  • “Nuclear and Radiological Security Culture: Post-Seoul Summit Agenda,” CITS/UGA, Athens GA, 2012.
  • “Russia-DPRK Reset Button: Will it Produce Denuclearization Benefits?” Korea Review. Vol.1, No. 2. December 2011.
  • “2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul: Achieving Sustainable Nuclear Security Culture.” Public Interest Report. Federation of American Scientists. Fall 2011.