Veronika Bedenko is a Regional Issues Strategist at the Vienna-based NGO Open Nuclear Network, a programme of One Earth Future Foundation. Veronika is an expert in the use of open source
information to understand military capabilities and support nuclear risk reduction, working at the intersection of research and analysis, and outreach efforts.
Prior to joining ONN, Veronika was a research fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation (VCDNP), a graduate research assistant for the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and interned at the Russian Center for Political Research (PIR Center). Veronika holds a bachelor’s degree from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow), specializing in international scientific and technical cooperation. She is also a graduate of a dual Master’s degree 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 non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.