Oleksandr “Sasha” Danylyuk

Chairman of the Centre, Ukrainian Defense Reforms

Oleksandr V. Danylyuk closely cooperated for many years with the Ukrainian government structures in the defence, security and intelligence sectors. In 2014, he was the Chief Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine. He subsequently served as a Special Advisor to the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and for many years was also a member of the Parliamentary Working Group on Countering Hybrid Threats. For the past few years, he has been the coordinator of the Ukraine-NATO platform for the early detection and countering of hybrid threats.

His main field of practical and academic expertise is Russian multidimensional warfare, active measures, and subversive activities of Russian and Soviet special services, as well as whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches to countering Russian hybrid aggression. Mr Danylyuk is the author of many articles, reports, as well as several books on this topic, in particular: ‘Interagency and International Cooperation in the Early Detection and Counteraction of Hybrid Threats’ (2021) and ‘Anticipation and Countering of Hybrid Threats’ (2022), which was prepared in cooperation with the National Institute of Strategic Studies of Ukraine.

Mr Danylyuk is also the developer and one of the key lecturers of the training course for senior government officials on countering hybrid threats, which is carried out jointly with King’s College London.