Dimitri Nilov is a Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at
Maryland (CISSM). His research focuses on Russia-related policy, cybersecurity, and the issues
of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. He also provides coding support for the CISSM
Cyber Events Database.
Prior to joining CISSM as a Research Associate, Dimitri was a part-time Research Assistant at
CISSM for two years. He also interned with the Nuclear Security Program at the Stimson Center,
the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland, and the Russian Center for
Policy Research (PIR Center) in Moscow. He worked briefly for a member of the Russian
Parliament in 2019, focusing on promoting US-Russia parliamentary dialogue on arms control,
and was a delegate at the Stanford US-Russia Forum, where he produced a white paper with
policy recommendations pertaining to bilateral arms control agreements.
Dimitri holds a master’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Maryland with
a specialization in international security and economic policy and a bachelor’s degree in Political
Science from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). He is a native
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