Nickolay 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, and an associated expert with the International Center for Political Studies. He has 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. Mykola is an adviser to the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy.