Index of Relations with the U.S., EU, Russia, and China (TRUMAN Index)
12 October 2017, 17:23
author: Alyona Getmanchuk, Leonid Litra, Sergiy Solodkyy

The Index is based on the monitoring and analysis of the events in the foreign policy of Ukraine by key areas: the EU, the U.S., the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China.

The document is issued regularly, at least once every four months, to monitor the dynamics in the developments. In
addition to the permanent areas, the expert group will provide an analysis of a special topic, i.e. the most important event, issue or trend for the reporting period. Besides by the experts’ observations, an important component of the research is exclusive interviews with Ukrainian officials responsible for certain areas in the foreign policy, Ukrainian and foreign diplomats. Furthermore, the document is based on numerous discussions with foreign opinion leaders and officials.

The report presents an analysis of foreign political events in Ukraine in each area, as well as that of the partner country’s (region’s) approaches to Ukraine within the period under research. The document discloses the context of the events and provides the assessment of factors that affect the country’s reputation. A forecast of the developments is made based on the facts presented.

Along with the qualitative analysis, the researchers have performed a quantitative analysis, assessing each area on a
ten-grade scale. Every foreign policy event, whether a high-profile public statement, meeting, agreement or decision, is given a “plus” or a “minus,” depending on whether it had a positive or negative impact on bilateral relations. The total points for each of these events establish the index of relations in that area.

1st issue (July-September 2017) (read here a brief version) 

2nd issue (October-December 2016) (read here a brief version)

3rd issue (January-March 2017) (read here a brief version)

4th issue (April-June 2017)

More at TRUMAN Agency website.

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