He worked as an analyst for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute in Munich (1983–1994) and at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, D.C. (1995–2002). Between 2002 and 2004, Socor worked as a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies in Washington, D.C. Since 2000, he contributes numerous articles to the European edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Socor is also critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin's policies regarding the Post-Soviet space and their frozen conflictsmost notably in the separatist enclaves of Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Economist journalist Edward Lucas describes Socor as the "hawkish pro-Moldovan.
Vladimir Socor was involved in the polemics with the former head of the OSCE mission in Moldova, William Hill, during which Socor criticized OSCE policies in regards to Moldova, and in return was accused by Hill of fallacies and "outrageous fabrications".
The Head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives members of the delegation of independent election observers Paul Wille, Emery de Montesquieu, Andrejs Klementjevs, Rolandas Paksas, Kazimira Prunskiene and Vladimir Socor.
Jan 13, 2012; The results of Kazakhstan's development for 20 years of independence, socio-economic and political reforms as well as the...