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Youliana (Ivanova) Sadowski

Youliana (Ivanova) Sadowski
Spring 2002 Fellow
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Youliana (Ivanova) Sadowski
Spring 2002 Fellow
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Major Fellowship Activities: Sadowski worked on the Newly Independent States Nonproliferation Program where she conducted research on the current and future projects of the Russian Ministry of Atomic Energy (Minatom), concentrating on the time period from March 2001 to the present. She researched the plans of Minatom to import and process spent nuclear fuel from foreign countries and assessed the possibility of these plans becoming a reality. Her research was used as the basis of a paper written by Dr. Sonia Ben Ouagrham, for the Russian “Nuclear Regionalism” and Challenges for U.S. Nonproliferation Assistance Programs Workshop. She helped organize the conference on Russian Nuclear Regionalism, held on April 5, 2002 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She completed a chart on Minatom hierarchy with the names of the departments and department heads.  She also worked on CNS’ Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program where she compiled a listserve three times a week with articles pertaining to chemical and biological weapons. The listserve was distributed to subscribers in the nonproliferation field.  She also worked on the Missiles in Bulgaria project, which she developed. She researched the situation with Soviet missiles in Eastern Europe, and wrote an article for the CNS website about the destruction of SS-23 missiles by Bulgaria as a part of the country’s bid for NATO membership. She wrote “Bulgaria: Goodbye Missiles, Hello NATO,” which appeared in the September/October 2002 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  She helped organize several events and conference s sponsored by CNS, including: “Expert Workshop on the Conduct of Challenge Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention,” “Keeping Track of Anthrax: The Case for a Biosecurity Convention,” “Russia’s Nuclear Submarine Fleet: Environmental and Proliferation Threats,” “U.S. Security and the Future Environment in Space: Managing Debris and Radiation,” and “U.S.-Japan Track II Meeting Arms Control, Disarmament, Nonproliferation, and Verification,”

Current Activities: Sadowski is a Political/Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Banjul, The Gambia  where she is responsible for all political and economic issues in The Gambia and reporting on these issues to Washington, DC. She joined the U.S. Foreign Service in March 2012 as an economic officer. She began her first overseas posting in May 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. She worked at the U.S. Embassy as an economic officer on a wide range of bilateral and multilateral economic issues. She was previously a Foreign Affairs Officer with the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where she worked as a Cuba desk officer and before that as a Serbia Desk Officer in the Office for South-Central Europe, where she monitored and promoted close cooperation with European and other allies on Serbia policy initiatives, including cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, military reform, economic assistance, democratization and other reform efforts. She was previously a Presidential Management Fellow and a desk officer for Senegal and Guinea-Bissau at the Department of State where she followed political and economic developments in those countries and served as a liaison between the State Department and the U.S. embassies in those countries, as well as between the State Department and the embassies of those countries in Washington, DC.  During graduate school, she worked part-time at the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control where she was responsible for their Iraqwatch website.