Mariana Budjeryn is a PhD Candidate at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Mariana obtained her BA in political science at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and her MA in international relations at CEU. She is currently working on a dissertation comparing the contrasting paths of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus toward NPT accession. Mariana’s interests include political and social theory, politics of post-Soviet transition, moral and ethical aspects of nuclear use and possession and all things at the intersection of international law and international politics. Her contributions and commentary appeared in the Wilson Center NPIHP publications, Arms Control Today and World Affairs Journal.