Iuliia Kononenko is an analyst at the Institute of World Policy and her main fields of expertise are international relations, development and conflict resolution. Iuliia co-authored the chapter of the book that scrutinised the involvement of children in the North Caucasus region. She is also author of articles that analyse issues of security and human rights violations in international relations. Iuliia holds an MA in International Development from Jospeh Korbel School of International Studies (Denver, USA) with a certificate in Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance. She graduated from the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" with a BA in History and a certificate in the History of Diplomacy.