Alina Shymanska


Alina Shymanska graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) in August 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Korean Language, Literature and Translation. In 2014, she moved to South Korea to begin her master’s degree in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee University. Alina obtained her degree in 2016 and has continued her studies as a Ph.D. student at Seoul National University, majoring in International Relations. With her passion for security studies, she has a wide range of interests in this sphere, starting from nuclear nonproliferation and arms control, cyber security and revolution in military affairs. Recently, Alina’s major area of interest is space security and all related spheres, including the militarization of space, space law, and space diplomacy. In 2016, Alina was awarded a Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) Research Fellowship from Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). In 2018, her academic paper on the Israel arms transfers as the mean of diplomacy took first place at the Fourth Academic Competition in National Defense at the Korea National Defense Academy.