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Sarah Bidgood directs the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. She is also an adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies MA program. Her research focuses on US-Soviet and US-Russia nonproliferation and arms control cooperation, as well as the nonproliferation regime more broadly. She is the co-editor of Once and Future Partners: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Non-proliferation (London, UK: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2018). Sarah’s work has appeared in publications such as International Security, Arms Control Today, The Nonproliferation Review, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, War on the Rocks, , DefenseNews, and Teen Vogue, among others.  Her analysis has been featured in media outlets including The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, NPR, The Guardian, Vice News, DefenseOne and VOX.

Areas of Interest

In addition to her research activities, Sarah also leads CNS’ Young Women in Nonproliferation Initiative, which aims to encourage more women undergraduates at US colleges and universities to consider careers in nuclear policy.


Research Centers

Academic Degrees

Sarah holds an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a second MA with distinction in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is a Russian speaker and graduated with a BA in Russian language and literature from Wellesley College. She is pursuing a PhD in Defence Studies at King’s College London.

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