Nikolai Sokov’s Articles

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End of an Era: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Nonproliferation

US-Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation: Will shared interests prevail or fall victim to rivalry and mistrust?

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Masters Students in Dual Degree Program Defend Theses

Students from Russia, the United States and South Korea presented their final papers as the result of their studies in 2019-2021.

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Implications of US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty

The latest blow to the global arms control architecture.

The Tupolev Tu-154M-LK-1 aircraft, converted for use as an Open Skies monitoring aircraft. (Src: Dmitry Terekhov, Wikimedia Commons)

Open Skies Treaty: Options in Case of US Withdrawal

Analysis of possible futures if the United States prepares to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty.

Dmitry Medvedev in the Czech_ Republic 8 April 2010

A Sad Anniversary: New START Turns 10

Political will is the only condition overcome the current crisis, but political will is in short supply.

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Avoiding a Post-INF Missile Race

Brief prepared for the CNS-CENESS US-Russia Dialogue on Nuclear Issues in Moscow.

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The Elusive Russian Nuclear Threshold

The US debates a greater reliance on nuclear weapons as Russia seems to decrease it.

Nikolai Sokov at the event

The Hague Code of Conduct: Multivector Expansion

At a UN event, Dr. Nikolai Sokov discusses risky but valuable changes to the missile regime.

Nuclear Comeback Time in Europe?

For arms control to survive, we must focus on what we need, not necessarily what we want.

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How NATO Could Solve the Suwalki Gap Challenge

A close look at the Suwalki dilemma leads to three conclusions, all of them uncomfortable.