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.