Darya Dolzikova​

Research FellowProliferation and Nuclear Policy


Darya Dolzikova is a Research Fellow with RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme. Her work focuses on understanding and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including proliferation financing and other illicit trade by actors of proliferation concern. Her research areas include the Iranian nuclear programme and related diplomacy, Iranian and North Korean proliferation-related sanctions evasion, as well as other issues concerning nuclear technology and proliferation.

Prior to joining RUSI, Darya had served as the manager of government relations and policy development at Canada’s national aerospace industry association. She also has experience working in the due diligence sector and on defence-related issues in Canada’s Parliament.

She holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a BSocSc in International Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa.

Additional publications

Silicon Lifeline: Western Electronics at the Heart of Russia's War Machine
The Orlan Complex: Tracking the Supply Chains of Russia’s Most Successful UAV

Latest projects

Strategic and Security Aspects of Civil Nuclear Power

Examining the Threat of North Korean Onwards Proliferation

Iran in the Global Security Context

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