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Darya is a Research Analyst in the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme at RUSI. Her research focuses on countering the financing of proliferation activities and strengthening sanctions regimes, particularly in the context of the North Korean nuclear programme. As part of her contributions to RUSI’s work on countering proliferation finance (CPF), she provides guidance to representatives of governments and financial institutions on strengthening their CPF and sanctions-compliance regimes.
Prior to joining RUSI, Darya had served as the manager of government relations and policy development at Canada’s national aerospace industry association. She also has experience working in the due diligence sector and on defence-related issues in Canada’s Parliament. She holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, where her studies and research focused on unconventional weapons proliferation, terrorism and counterterrorism, and Russia-Iran relations. Darya has published on these subjects in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Lawfare. She holds a B.Soc.Sc. in International Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa.