U.S.-Russian Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress

June 26, 2008

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


Mary Beth Nikitin

Author's Title: 

Analyst in Nonproliferation

Related Country: 

  • Russia

The United States and Russia signed a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement on May 6, 2008. President Bush submitted the agreement to Congress on May 13. This report discusses key policy issues related to that agreement, including future nuclear energy cooperation with Russia, U.S.-Russian bilateral relations, nonproliferation cooperation and Russia’s policies toward Iran. This report will be updated.