Dr. Anastasia Barannikova is a research fellow at ADM Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSU) in Vladivostok, Russia. As a North Korea expert, her research focuses on security dynamics in Northeast Asia, DPRK foreign and domestic policies, nuclear non-proliferation, DPRK nuclear and missile programs, and nuclear posture. Barannikova is the author of more than 100 publications in scientific journals, newspapers, and blogs, including articles in Russian, English, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, and Japanese. Prior to joining MSU in 2010, she worked at several universities in Vladivostok in the sphere of foreign affairs and international education programs. She holds a Ph.D in History from ADM Nevelskoy Maritime State University.