Nikolai Sokov

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Alma materMoscow State University, University of Michigan

Nikolai N. Sokov is a senior fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).[1]

Previously, from 1981, Nikolai Sokov worked at the Institute of US and Canadian Studies and the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow. From 1987-92 he worked at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union and later Russia, and participated in START I and START II negotiations as well as in a number of summit and ministerial meetings.

He is the author of Russian Strategic Modernization: Past and Future, and he co-wrote and co-edited the first Russian-language college-level textbook on nuclear nonproliferation, "Yadernoe Nerasprostranenie".[2]


A Document by Nikolai Sokov

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Russia is deploying nuclear weapons in Belarus. NATO shouldn’t take the baitArticle24 April 2023Nuclear weapon
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Western world
Moscow regards the United States and Europe as parties to the war; Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared that Russia and the United States are in a “hot phase” of war. These statements elevate the Russian war against Ukraine to the category of a “regional conflict” according to the 2000 and subsequent Russian Military Doctrines – a category that allows for limited use of nuclear weapons.
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