In this series, we highlight the diverse voices of people passionately building peace on the Korean Peninsula as part of the Ulaanbaatar Process (UBP). Named after the Mongolian capital in which it was officially launched in 2015, the Ulaanbaatar Process is a unique civil society dialogue for peace and stability in Northeast Asia (NEA). This story features Anastasia Barannikova, security researcher and analyst from Vladivostok, Russia, who tells us how the UBP can reach out to decision-makers and strengthen civil society in NEA as a factor of influence.
Anastasia Barannikova is a research fellow at ADM Nevelskoy Maritime State University, (Vladivostok, Russia). She is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Mongolian Institute of Northeast Asian Security and Strategy (Mongolia), web editor of the “Asia-Pacific Journal of Marine Science & Education” (Russia) and advisor for the Korea National Heritage Protection Foundation (DPRK). Her main fields of expertise are Northeast Asian security and nuclear non-proliferation, DPRK foreign and domestic policies and nuclear posture, and international nuclear disarmament. Anastasia is the author of more than 150 publications in scientific journals and newspapers, in Russian, English, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian and Japanese language. She has been a member of the Ulaanbaatar Process (UBP) from its foundation.