Maria Kurando is a Visiting Doctoral Fellow working in the ‘Arms Control and Emerging Technologies’ research area, focusing on the evaluation of risks to nuclear security, particularly those posed by cyber threats. Maria is currently a PhD student of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology of Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine.

During her studies she participated in various conferences, approbating the results of her research. A great part of her studies was conducted while being a research intern at UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

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In her research, Maria Kurando focuses on the assessment of threats to nuclear security in the face of emerging technologies. Maria works on various issues related to the command and control of nuclear weapons, the risks of accidental nuclear war and, in particular, studies the possibility of cyberattacks to catalyse one. The essential part of her research is dedicated to the analysis of political agenda of nuclear-weapon states and its influence on risks posed to nuclear security.

Selected Publications