• International conflicts
  • Ukraine's foreign policy
  • Peaceful settlement

Mykola Kapitonenko, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. He’s also a Director to the Center of International Studies, an NGO, specializing at regional security studies and foreign policy of Ukraine. He has also been invited as a visiting professor to the University of Iowa, and was teaching at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Since 2015 Mykola has been co-editing UA: Ukraine Analytica.

His main research focus is in conflict studies and Ukrainian foreign policy. He’s been managing a number of analytical projects, and he’s an author of a textbook on international conflict studies, a monograph on power factor in international politics, and more than 100 articles, op-eds, and policy papers on various foreign policy and security issues. In 2012 he was awarded National Prize of Ukraine in science.