Elena Sokova Articles

Encouraging Gender Balance in the Nuclear Field Through Mentorship, Education, and Networking

Explores challenges women in the nonproliferation field still face and how mentorship and educational opportunities can break some barriers.

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Putin’s War with Ukraine: Voices of CNS Experts on the Russian Invasion

A compendium of CNS expert analysis and commentary on the nuclear ramifications of the war, as well as educational materials for expert and general audience.

Celebrating Women in Nonproliferation

Women colleagues lead initiatives, publish innovative nonproliferation research, serve as mentors, and speak at conferences (or webinars, in the era of COVID-19).

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Global Health Security Implications of COVID-19

There are still many grey areas related to the virus, including its origin, emerging genetic variants and security implications.

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Strengthening the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and its Verification Regime

Panel discussions on the importance of the CTBT to national/international security and the nonproliferation regime.

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The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: What’s Next

WEBINAR: Speakers address the treaty’s impact on nuclear disarmament and the international nonproliferation regime.

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year (2020)

My CNS colleagues and I wish you a peaceful and joyous New Year.

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Implications of US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty

The latest blow to the global arms control architecture.

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Inaugural Intensive Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security for Women in STEM

More than 30 women with a wide variety of technical backgrounds, representing 16 African countries, actively engaged throughout the course.

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An Intensive Short Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament for South African Diplomats and Practitioners

In November 2018, CNS co-partnered a one-week intensive course to 30 participants from South Africa.