Nikita Degtyarev is a research consultant for Open Nuclear Network (ONN), a program of One Earth Future. Nikita received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He is a graduate of the dual degree master’s program of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), majoring in global security, nuclear policy, and WMD non-proliferation. His research interests include geospatial and open-source tools, nuclear risk reduction, nuclear non-proliferation, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and NATO nuclear policy.
Before joining ONN, Nikita was an Information & Publications Program Coordinator at the PIR Center, writing and editing papers related to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), editing the non-proliferation-focused e-journal Yaderny Kontrol (Nuclear Control). During his master’s degree studies, Nikita interned at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), where he researched NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and conventional long-range missiles in Europe. He also interned at the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.