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Name: Sokov, Nikolai N.
Affiliation: Senior Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
Biography :

Ph.D., Doctor of Political Sciences, Doctor of History, Advisory Board member. Until 2011 he was Senior Research Associate at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies (CA, United States). Nikolai Sokov has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1996) and (the Soviet equivalent of a Ph.D.) Candidate of Historical Sciences degree from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (1986). He graduated from Moscow State University in 1981. Beginning in 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 has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and provide briefings to many organizations and governmental agencies.



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