Daria Goriacheva

Daria Goriacheva

Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND

Daria Goriacheva is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a doctoral candidate in the Research, Analysis, and Design stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests encompass the realms of security and defense, spanning cross-domain deterrence, hybrid warfare, influence dynamics in information, cyber, and cognitive spheres, as well as resilience and strategies for civil preparedness and defense.

Prior to joining RAND, she served as a senior analyst at the strategic office of the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, where she contributed to the transformation of Ukraine’s defense and security sector, along with enhancing its institutional capacity. In an earlier role, she was a research fellow at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, focusing her research efforts primarily on deterrence and Russia’s multi-domain international behavior.

Goriacheva has a B.A. and M.A. in political science from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and received further training in German and European affairs (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), international relations (Central European University), and logic (Eötvös Loránd University) at the master’s level.


M.A. in Political Science (German and European Studies), National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy / Friedrich Schiller University Jena; M.A. in logic and theory of science, Eötvös Loránd University


Ukrainian, Russian, German