Nikolai Sokov’s Articles

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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.

Russian and US Flags Video

US-Soviet Cooperation for Nonproliferation: Several Case Studies with Implications for Today

VIDEO: Seminar with speakers Nikolai Sokov, Sarah Bidgood, and Adlan Margoev

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President-Elect Trump Calls to “Strengthen and Expand” US Nuclear Capability

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President Gerald Ford, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and other US representatives meeting with General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, Foreign Secretary Andrei Gromyko, Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, and others aboard a Russian train headed for Vladivostok, November 23, 1974. Image courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. (Src: Wikimedia Commons)

A Non-Ideological Reframing of the US-Russian Arms-Control Agenda

The disappearance of US superiority in non-nuclear capabilities should be the impetus for a return to traditional arms-control in US-Russia relations.

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NATO Meets in Warsaw

PODCAST: Nikolai Sokov speaks with CSIS’ “Russian Roulette” about European security, Russian foreign policy, and the Middle East.

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Russian Nuclear Strategy

VIDEO: Senior Research Fellow Nikolai Sokov explains Russia’s modernization plans and nuclear strategy, and what it means for future US-Russia arms control.

CNS senior experts teach nonproliferation to future Chilean diplomats

The week-long course in Santiago is part of a strong and growing relationship between the Chilean Foreign Ministry and CNS.

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A Russian Perspective on Nuclear Disarmament and Post-Nuclear World

To many Russians, the future looks “dark and dangerous,” and not very susceptible to further reductions on Russian reliance on nuclear weapons.

A highly trained and specially equipped quick response unit of the Estonian army, from the 1st Scouts Battalion, secures a road in rural Estonia during Exercise SIIL/Steadfast Javelin. (Source:

Ensuring Deterrence against Russia: The View from NATO States

This CNS report analyzes key NATO states’ threat perceptions of Russia, and provides recommendations in advance of the July 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw.