Dr. Marzena Żakowska is an assistant professor and lecturer at the Faculty of National Security at War Studies University, Warsaw, Poland. She holds a PhD. in Security Science from the National Defence University, Warsaw, Poland. Currently, she is the Director of Global Affairs and Diplomacy Studies and Chair of the War Studies Working Group at the International Society of Military Sciences. As editor and author, she has published books and articles on armed conflicts, hybrid threats, hybrid warfare, Balkan’s security, and social security issues.