Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova is the Director of the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).
Gaukhar's research interests include international nonproliferation organizations and regimes, Iran's nuclear program, politics of the Non-Aligned Movement, and proliferation theory. She is co-author of an Adelphi Book Nuclear Politics and the Non-Aligned Movement: Principles versus Pragmatism (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of the two-volume collection Forecasting Nuclear Proliferation in the 21st Century (Stanford University Press, 2010). She has also published in International Security, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Today, and the International Herald Tribune. She teaches Iran’s Nuclear Program workshop and has previously taught a course on Nuclear Proliferation Trends and Trigger Events at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She has served as an expert on the delegation of Kazakhstan to the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and several meetings of the Preparatory Committee.
Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova received her MA in International Policy Studies, with distinction, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (2007) and BA in Journalism/Mass Communication, Cum Laude, from the American University in Bulgaria (2001). She is originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Prior to coming to Monterey, she was Media and Outreach Specialist at the UN Development Programme in Kazakhstan.
International nonproliferation organizations and regimes, Iran's nuclear program, politics of the Non-Aligned Movement, and proliferation theory.