Valentyn Badrak

Position: Director the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies

Place of Birth:Cherkassy, Ukraine Date of Birth : 11/29/1968 Education: 1998 - 2000 Ph.D Institute of Journalistik, National Kyiv University, Field: Mass Media Dissertation: "The Information Operations in Press During the Election 1998-1999 in Ukraine" 1991 - 1996 The Kyiv National Linguistic University of Ukraine 1985 - 1989 The Rjazan Air Born Troops High Military School, USSR Language Skills: Russian and Ukrainian (native speaker), English Relevant Work Experience: 1999 - till now Director the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, non-governmental) 1996 - 2001 Editor of Defense Issue of UNIAN (Ukrainian Non-governmental Independent Agency of News), Kyiv, Ukraine 1989 - 1996 Service in the Armed Forces of USSR and Ukraine Research Interests: Past-soviet military, defense industry; conversion and related problems in the Past-soviet/Ukrainian military; Ukrainian arms exports; privatization process in the Ukrainian defense industry; Past-soviet defense technologies Publications: More than one hundred articles on security and defense are published in Ukraine and Russia Books: 1. "Kult. Ukrainean Arms Export" (with Sergei Zhurets and Sergei Maksimov), Kyiv, 2004 (305 p., in Russian) 2. "TechnoPower" (Ukrainian defense technologies, with Sergei Zhurets), Kyiv, 2006 (343 p., in Russian) 3. "UkrSpetsExport. 10 Years of Operation on the Global Market" (with Sergei Zhurets and Olga Pervomajska), Kyiv, 2006, (340 p., in Russian and in English) 4. "Strategies of Genius Men", Kharkov, Folio, 2008(440 p., in Russian) 5. "Strategies of Genius Women", Kharkov, Folio, 2008(448 p., in Russian) 6. "Strategies of Evil Genius", Kharkov, Folio, 2009(422 p., in Russian) 7. "Strategies of Happy Families", Kharkov, Folio, 2011 (436 p., in Russian) 8. "Strategies of Outstanding Personalities", Kharkov, Folio, 2011(420 p., in Russian) 9. "Eastern Strategies" (artistic novel in two books: "From Air Born Troops" and " Officer Gambit", in Russian), , Kharkov, Folio, 2011 (506 p. and 636 p.) 10. "How To Marry For A Prince And To Do Him King", Kyiv, Bright Books, 2013(272 p., in Russian)