Elena Sokova

Executive Director

[email protected]
Vienna, Austria
+43 (1) 236-948-201


Elena K. Sokova is currently the Executive Director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. She was the Deputy Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (2015-2019). Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (2011-2015). Before the Vienna appointment, she was Assistant Director at CNS and held a number of other research appointments in Monterey. Elena K. Sokova is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Nuclear Security (World Economic Forum) and chair of a working group on the elimination of civil HEU established by the Fissile Material Working Group.

Areas of Research

  • Fissile materials security and control
  • Trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials
  • International organizations and regimes in nonproliferation and disarmament
  • Nuclear nonproliferation issues in Eurasia
  • Nuclear nonproliferation and international safeguards issues
  • Nonproliferation and disarmament education and training


Elena Sokova holds a Master’s degree in International Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (2000) and a Law Degree from the Moscow State University (1992).


CNS Work

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Bibliography of Recent Publications