Mārtiņš Vargulis is a visiting fellow at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, where he will be collaborating with the Global Nuclear Policy Program and conducting independent research pursuant to his fellowship through the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Research Scholar Program.
Vargulis is the Deputy Director and Researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs as well as lecturer at the Riga Stradins University. He holds an MA in International Relations and currently continues his PhD studies at the Riga Stradins University.
In his academic career, he has focused on issues concerning Russia (particularly security and soft power), NATO and EU security related issues, as well as the European Neighbourhood.
In his long-standing professional career as a representative at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, he has been Head of Defence Policy and Strategy Section as well as Diplomat at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to NATO and EU where he was dealing with wide range of security issues, including Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control.
He is the author of numerous articles and the editor of several publications.