Ivanka Barzashka became an affiliate of CISAC in September 2013. She is currently a research associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King's College, London. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for National Security and Defense Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and a research associate at the Strategic Security Program of the Federation of American Scientists.
She has published in The International Herald Tribune, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nuclear Engineering International, the Federation of American Scientists and The Atlantic. She has provided commentary to many news outlets, including: Fox News, Nature, the Washington Post, Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, Reuters and Wired.
Ivanka received a Master of Arts in Science and Security (with distinction) from the Department of War Studies at King's College London and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Roanoke College.