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In this episode, we talk to Vitaly Fedchenko on nuclear security.

Vitaly Fedchenko is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme. He has worked at SIPRI since 2005 and has 20 years of experience in nuclear security research and nuclear security assistance program implementation. He received a Master’s degree in nuclear materials protection, control and accounting in 2002. Between 2005 and 2015 Vitaly consulted for and helped implement Swedish government’s nuclear security assistance programs. Vitaly has been focusing on a discipline contributing to nuclear security, called nuclear forensics, since 2006 and is a member of the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG). Since 2009 Vitaly has been a contributor to the work of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Security in drafting regulatory documents on nuclear forensics and nuclear security, developing and delivering training courses on nuclear forensics, and contributing to advisory missions. Vitaly is an author of multiple publications on nuclear forensics, including the book The New Nuclear Forensics: Analysis of Nuclear Materials for Security Purposes (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2015). 

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