Publications of NEC Experts
30 December 2017, 10:10

Studies and policy briefs, written by the experts of the New Europe Center (including in co-authorship):


German Crisis Management Efforts in the Ukraine–Russia Conflict from Kyiv’s Perspective (read here)

This article analyses the role of Germany in resolving the conflict between Ukraine and Russia from Kyiv’s perspective. After the Russian aggression, Ukrainian decision-makers appeared to be suffering dramatically challenging conditions, no longer able to rely on international law, and with all the multilateral security frameworks invalidated.

(Alyona Getmanchuk, Sergiy Solodkyy)


Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Audit (click here to visit the page of the initiative)

The objective of the initiative is to study the mutual interests of Ukraine and its strategically important partners in order to develop recommendations for a proactive foreign policy for Ukraine.


Security in Transition. How to Counter Aggression with Limited Resources (read here)

The study analyzes security options for Ukraine based on five models: cooperation with NATO, regional security pacts, armed neutrality, bilateral security instruments, and the asymmetrical model.


Ten Recommendations. How to Counter Aggression with Limited Resources 

(Sergiy Solodkiy, Olena Betlii, Leonid Litra, Olga Lymar)

Communicating Europe in a New Regional Security Environment (read here)

The analysis of the communication strategies used in Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia in order to increase public awareness on the Association Agreement and DCFTA with the special focus on the  experience and lessons of the Visegrad Group countries.

(Olena Betlii)

EU Membership Perspective for Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine: Impossible, Forgotten or Hidden? (read here)

(Leonid Litra, Ivane Chkhikvadze)


Conflict Settlement Practices around the World. Lessons for Ukraine (read here)

The study analyzes the international experience in settling conflicts, and develops concrete recommendations to facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

(Daria Gaidai, Kateryna Zarembo, Leonid Litra, Olga Lymar, Yaroslav Lytvynenko, Ivan Medynskyi)


Monitoring and Evaluation of Association Agreements with the EU (read here)

This paper aims to provide the successful tools that were used in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, and advise on how to improve certain aspects that would lead to a more efficient implementation of the Association Agreements, as well as to demonstrate possibilities for effective monitoring and evaluation with existing examples.

(Leonid Litra)


How Could the EU Accelerate Reforms in Ukraine? (read here)

(Sergiy Solodkyy, Vitaliy Sharlay)


Reform of the Peacekeeping Mission in Transnistria: a Premise for Conflict Settlement (read here)

The authors examined the role of the peacekeeping mission in Transnistria and its evolution over last 22 years. Experts also analyze several scenarios of reforming it in the context of events happening in Ukraine and their impact on Moldova.

(Alyona Getmanchuk, Leonid Litra)


Ukraine-Russia: Scenarios for the Development of Bilateral Relations (read here)

The paper is a result of joint efforts of Ukrainian and Russian experts to elaborate common vision about future of Ukrainian-Russian relations and define scenarios of the development of bilateral relations.

(Daria Gaidai)


Ukraine-NATO: Diagnosing the Partnership (read here)

Alyona Getmanchuk
Ukraine-NATO: a Hidden Integration or Undeclared Neutrality?

Sergiy Solodkyy
NATO and Ukrainians: Does Public Opinion Matter?

A Call for the EU — Time to Step in. Ukraine’s Expectations from the European Union (read here)

(Alyona Getmanchuk, Sergiy Solodkyy)


How to Get Rid of Post-Sovietness? (read here)

How does post-sovietness become apparent in politics and everyday life? How to minimize its harmful effect for development of european nation? By the post-sovietness we mean the form of the socio-political mutation, when the old soviet values and models of behavior combine with the Western equivalents.

(Alyona Getmanchuk, Sergiy Solodkyy)


Ukraine’s Soft Power in the region: The Tool for Effective Foreign Policy (read here)

The study estimates the potential of Ukraine’s soft power in six states, EU Member States Poland and Romania, Ukraine’s partners in European integration Moldova and Georgia, and in the neighbours in the North, Belarus and Russia.

(Alyona Getmanchuk, Sergiy Solodkyy, Kateryna Zarembo)




PRO et CONTRA: Should Ukraine Denounce the Azov Agreement? (read here)

The New Europe Center asked diplomats, military officers, lawyers, and scholars to assess the degree of risks and threats to Ukraine both in the event of denunciation of the agreement, and in the case of its survival. This memo should contribute to a balanced approach to the final decision. During the preparation of this analytical document, we used the Center’s own expertise, as well as expert assessments by Andriy Ryzhenko, Borys Babin, Volodymyr Vasylenko, Anton Korynevych, and Tymur Korotky.


The Three Seas Initiative: Ukraine’s Opportunity for Practical European Integration (read here)

What are the windows of opportunities for Ukraine in today’s project, and what should be the general approach of Ukraine to the Three Seas Initiative?

(Tetiana Levoniuk)


Silence of Kharkiv (read here)

Analysis of foreign policy preferences of the citizens of Kharkiv.

(Kateryna Zarembo, Sergiy Solodkyy)


The Traps of the Transnistrian Settlement: how do we avoid them? (read here)

Policy brief on development around Transnistrian settlement

(Leonid Litra)


EUAM’s First Year: Ambitions vs Reality (read here)

(Kateryna Zarembo)


Mission Accomplishable? The audit of the EU efforts to reform the civil security sector of Ukraine (read here)

(Kateryna Zarembo)


Approaches on the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict The attitudes of France, Italy and Spain (read here)

(Leonid Litra)


European Integration and the Regional State Administrations. How is the EU Promoted on the Regional Level? (read here)

(Daria Gaidai)


European Integration and the Regional State Administrations. How is the EU Promoted on the Regional Level? (read here)

(Daria Gaidai)


The Fight against Corruption in Georgian. Is there a chance in Ukraine? (read here in Ukrainian)

(Daria Gaidai)




New Europe: what do Ukrainians think? (read here)

Ukrainians will consider European integration to be successful if they see improved services in local hospitals, renewed roads in their settlements, while EU membership is not fundamental for most respondents. This was told during the presentation of the opinion poll that was held in May 2018 by sociological company GfK Ukraine at the request of  the New Europe Center.


What Kind of Assistance do Ukrainians Expect from the EU and the US? (read here)

Ukrainians are generally convinced of the need for assistance from the EU and the US. Quite an insignificant number of citizens oppose receiving assistance from the Western governments. The largest portion of those who would abandon external support resides in the East of Ukraine. These are the answers to the questions offered by the New Europe Center within the framework of an opinion poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology from August 16 to 28, 2018. 2,041 respondents have been interviewed (the marginal error is 2.3%).



Talking Business: How to Keep Southern Ukraine Engaged in European Integration? (read here)

Based on public discussions in Odesa and Kherson, as well as a series of interviews with local representatives, this paper is looking into the political, security and economic nuances of the two oblasts, which formally belong to the same region, but have their own peculiar attitudes towards political and economic developments in Ukraine.

(Leonid Litra, Kateryna Zarembo)

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