Nikolai Sokov’s Articles

The INF Treaty Crisis: Filling the Void with European Leadership

In a post-INF world, who will agree to talk to Russia, and with whom will Russia agree to talk?

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The Presidential Nuclear Initiatives, 1991-1992

An assessment of past performance and future relevance

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It Is Time to Update the President’s Nuclear Command Authority

Increased oversight, under the right circumstances, would decrease the risk of any US president using nuclear weapons preemptively or without just cause.

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The Putin-Trump Summit: In Helsinki, Three Worldviews Will Clash

The West’s clash with Russia is a preview of the conflicts that will arise in the coming decades.

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Once and Future Partners: The History of US-Soviet Nonproliferation Cooperation and Its Relevance Today

VIDEO: On May 10, 2018, CNS held a seminar with Nikolai Sokov, Sarah Bidgood, and Paul Warnke.

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The Kim-Trump Summit Is Set. What Can We Expect?

An unprecedented summit requires unparalleled analysis.

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New START Expires in 3 Years. And Nobody Knows What Comes Next.

It is almost inconceivable that the United States and Russia will conclude a new treaty in the remaining three years of New START’s life.

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The Russification of US Deterrence Policy

After a quarter-century monopoly on such capabilities, the United States finds itself essentially in the same predicament that the Russians or Chinese have faced since the end of the Cold War.

President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev shake hands after signing the INF Treaty. (Src: Wikimedia Commons)

Are Arms Control Agreements Losing Their Value?

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty seems to be dying and no replacement is in sight.

INF Treaty Compliance

Violating Treaty to Punish Russia Has Major Consequences

The proposed congressional action risks opening a Pandora’s Box of issues that are far more fundamental than the INF Treaty.