- International relations
Darya Khandoga is a PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies. Her research interests include the imperial tradition of strategic and military thought in Russia, with a focus on psychological warfare and its formative impact on contemporary Russian intelligence culture and strategy.
Darya holds a MSc in Global Affairs (2020) from King’s College London and a BA in Political Science (2018) from Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, and spent one year studying Security Studies at SciencesPo Paris (2017). Darya comes to the War Studies Department after 2 years of professional experience in the field of cyber security consulting and threat intelligence, and is fluent in German, Russian, French and English. She is also a member of RUSI.
Psychological Warfare in Russian Imperial Strategic Thought - A Study of Russian Intelligence Culture in its Formative Period 1881-1917