Polina Sinovets

Polina Sinovets

- Head, Associate Professor at Department of International Relations, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, is the Director of OdCNP.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

July 1999     -       BA in International Relations,  the Department of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Odessa  I.I. Mechnikov State University

June 2000    -      MA in International Relations , the Department of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov  State University.

SCIENTIFIC DEGREE

April 2004     -    Ph.D. in Political Science, The Institute of World Economy and  International Relations, Kyiv. Topic of Ph.D. Thesis: “Nuclear Deterrence in  the  Policies of the USA  and Russia in the Post-Bipolar Period”.

WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2000 - 2005 - Research associate, Center for International Studies, Odessa, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University.

October 2003 (now) - Senior research associate, Department of Middle East and Black Sea Studies, National Institute of Strategic Studies, Odessa Branch.

September 2004 (now) - Associate professor, Department of International Relations, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University. Teaching courses: “Military-Political Aspects of International Security and Nonproliferation”, “Actual Problems of International Relations”, “Diplomatic and Consulate Service of Ukraine”.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Articles:

  1. Sinovets P. Star Wars: Pro et Contra// Researches of World Politics, the edition of The Institute of the World Economy and International Relations, the edition of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. – 2001. - #17. P.94-100.(ukr.)
  2. Sinovets P., Koval I. The Game with a Zero Sum – is there Any Way Out?//Researches of World Politics. – 2002. - #18.- P.73-80. (ukr.)
  3. Sinovets P. Deterrence Theory and Perspectives of its Survival in XXI century// Nonproliferation and Arms Control. – 2002.- #1. –P.4-8. (ukr/rus.)
  4. Sinovets P. The Evolution of the Theory of “Unacceptable Damage” in Nuclear Strategies// Nonproliferation and Arms Control. – 2002.- #2. –P.4-7. (ukr/rus.)
  5. Sinovets P. September 11th - strategical turning-point in Russian-American relations?// Proc.International Conf. “11 septenbrie 2001:noul concept de securitate internationala/Institutul Muncii. –Cisinau, 2002. –P.50-57.(engl)
  6. Sinovets P. American ABM: Challenge to Classical Deterrence?// Researches of World Politics. – 2002. - #21.- P.151-162. (ukr.)
  7. Sinovets P. Strategic Potentials Reduction Treaty – the Last Dot in the End of the Cold War?//The Actual Problems of International Relations, the edition of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, the Institute of International Relations. -2003. - #41(1). –P.97-102. (ukr.)
  8. Sinovets P. Ukraine in the System of Strategic Stability after the Cold War – reality and rperspectives// Researches of World Politics. – 2003. - #24.- P.182-189. (ukr.)
  9. Sinovets P. Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation and Ukraine: Discussion and Problem Analysis. –Vestnik of Odesa National University. – 2003.- #8(9). – P.745-750.
  10. Sinovets P. Transformation of the US strategic military doctrine in the beginning of XXI century: the problem of deterrence// Strategic Panorama. -2004.#2.-P.52-56 (ukr.)
  11. Sinovets P. The Evolution of the US Deterrence Strategy: the Case of Iraq//The Middle East Studies. – 2004.- N24. –P. 295-306. (rus.)
  12. Sinovets P. Iranian nuclear program – the international dimension // The official site of the Institute of Israel and Middle East /Moscow, Russia/ (rus.)
  13. Sinovets P. Nuclear deterrence in the Middle east in the framework of Iran-Israeli relations. // The official site of the Institute of Israel and Middle East /Moscow, Russia/ 30.03.2005 (rus.)
  14. Sinovets P. The Iranian crisis: will the new IAEA resolution provoke conflict escalation? // The official site of the Institute of Israel and Middle East /Moscow, Russia/ 28.09.05 (rus.)
  15. Sinovets P. US-Ukrainian relations in the framework of the Iranian Nuclear Program // Researches of World Politics (Doslidzhennia Svitovoi polityky). - 2005. –N. 31. – С.273-283.(ukr)
  16. Sinovets P. Iranian Dossier //Politics and Time (Polityka i Chas). – 2005. - №7.- P.44-49. (ukr.)
  17. Shelest A., Sinovets P. US and EU Positions Towards Crisis Regulation in the Middle East//The Middle East Studies (Vostokovedniy sbornik). – 2006. -№7. – P.445-468.(rus)
  18. Sinovets P. Nuclear Nonproliferation in the Middle East:the problem of the XXI century //Scientific news (Naukovuy Vistnyk). – 2006. -№1 (21). –P.159-166. (ukr.)
  19. Sinovets P. About the influence of the Iranian Nuclear Program at the future of Nuclear Nonproliferation regime in the Middle East // Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan: the time of choice and changes.- 2006. – P. 131-137. (rus)
  20. Sinovets P. The New elements of the US Middle East Policy after the military operation in Iraq // The official site of the Institute of Israel and Middle East /Moscow, Russia/ 28.06.2006 (rus.)
  21. Sinovets P. Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons in US Policy: deterrence aspect// Strategic Panoram (Strategichna Panorama). – 2006 - №2 - (ukr.)
  22. Sinovets P. Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation and the modern US Policy// Strategic Priorities (Strategichni Prioritety). – 2006. -№1. (ukr.)
  23. Sinovets P. Transcaspian Region as the Key Element of the US Security Strategy//Paper, International conference “Social, Political and Economic Transition in the Turkic republics of Caucasus and Central Asia following the disintegration of the Soviet Union”.- P.406-422 (rus.)
  24. Sinovets P. Political Islam in International Security: Dangers and Challenges//Strategic Priorities ( Strategichni Prioritety).-2007.-№3(4).- P.189-194.(ukr.)
  25. Sinovets P. Economic Cooperation between Iran and Ukraine in the Framework of the Iranian Nuclear Program// Middle East Studies (Shodoznavstvo).- 2007.-№39-40.- С.154-163.(ukr.)
  26. Sinovets P. Iranian Problem and Perspectives of the American Nuclear Garantees to Israel // The official site of the Institute of Israel and Middle East /Moscow, Russia/ 26 января 2008 (rus.)
  27. Sinovets P. Iran in the US Presidential campaigns 2008 and the Nuclear factor // The official site of the Institute of Israel and Middle East /Moscow, Russia/ 4 февраля 2008 (rus.)
  28. Sinovets P. Israeli policy of “nuclear ambiguity": evaluations and perspectives// Strategic Priorities (Strategichni Prioritety). – 2008.- №1(6).- P.190-198.
  29. Sinovets P. Pakistan`s Nuclear Arsenal and Nuclear Deterrence Stability in South Asia//NaukoviyVisnyk. – 2008.- №13(69).- P.167-177.
  30. Sinovets P. Transformation of the US nuclear strategy: theory and practice//Strategic Priorities (Strategichni Prioritety). – 2009.- №2(11).- P.17-22.
  31. Sinovets P. The US-India Nuclear Deal and the Stability Perspectives in South Asia//Strategic Panorama. -2009. -#2.-P.96-102 (ukr.)
  32. Sinovets P. Modern BMD Problem: Black Sea Vector and Some Perspectives for Ukraine//Black Sea Security.- 2010.- N2 (16). -12-22. (ukr.)
  33. Sinovets P. Nuclear Nonproliferation at the Middle East: Main Tendencies and Ways of Preemption// Strategic Priorities (Strategichni Prioritety). – 2010.- №1.- P.141-145.(ukr.)
  34. Sinovets P. Dynamics of the Nuclear Deterrence Transformation After the Cold War: The Middle East Dimension// Strategic Priorities (Strategichni Prioritety). – 2010.- №3 P.76-83. (engl.)
  35. Sinovets P. International Tendencies of the Nuclear Energy Development: perspectives for Ukraine// Naukoviy Visnuk Mizhnarodnogo Gumanitarnogo Universitetu. - 2010.- N.1. - P.83-87.(ukr.)
  36. Sinovets P. The New European Missile Defense Architecture: Is there a Place for Ukraine?// PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference, Washington D.C., September 211. -P.114-117. (engl.)
  37. Sinovets P. The New Architecture of the European BMD system in the US Plans: Global Strategic Consequences and Meaning for Ukraine. –Analytical Paper. – Odesa, Fenix, 2011.- 38 p.(ukr.)
  38. Sinovets P. Actual Problems of Nonproliferation and Ukraine’s Position//Visnyk Eksportnogo Kontrolu. – 2011.-№2. – P.22-36. (ukr.)
  39. Sinovets P. Perspectives of the European Missile Defense System: Possibilities and Risks for Ukraine//Naukoviy Visnyk.- 2012.-N4(156).-P.78-94. (ukr.)
  40. Sinovets P. Russia-US Dialogue in the field of European BMD: Consequences for Ukraine //ZS. - 2011.- №11/12. –P.16-19 (ukr.)
  41. Sinovets P. The Emerging Deterrence System in the Middle East: Modeling Scenarios//Post-Hegemonic Global Governance. National Security Institute 2012. – Institute for Training and Development, Amherst, 2012. – P.77-83 ( engl.)
  42. Can there be a Common Ground? The Iranian Nuclear Program in the US-Russia Dialogue//PONARS Eurasia Policy Perspectives. –Policy Conference September 2012. –IRES The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. –P.84-87.(engl.)
  43. Sinovets P. Strategic Stability in the framework of minimal nuclear deterrence: disarmament prospectives//Naukovy Visnyk. – 2012.- №22(174) – С.181-195. ( ukr.)
  44. Sinovets P.. Russia’s strategic nuclear policy in 1991-2012: theory and practice// Missile and nuclear proliferation: 21th century security challenges.- Novosibirsk, НГТУ, 2013. - P.124-135. (rus)
  45. Sinovets P. Three Russian Myths about Iran//PONARS Eurasia Policy Perspectives. –Policy Conference September 2013. –IRES The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. –P.69-72. (rus)
  46. Sinovets P. Why Russia Undermines the Norm of Nuclear Disarmament//PONARS Eurasia Memo, December, 2013, (en.)
  47. Sinovets P. Russia-US: problems and prospective of mutual confrontation in a military-strategic field//Izvestiya URFU. – 2013, N4.- P.96-104 (rus.)
  48. Sinovets P. The Soul of Woman in Nuclear Politics//The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Roundtable.- May 15 2014.
  49. Sinovets P. Masculine and Feminine – in Balance// The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Roundtable.- June 10 .2014.
  50. Sinovets P. Deterrence Coexisting with Disarmament// The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Roundtable.- June 30? 2014.
  51. Sinovets P. Woman and Weapons. Redressing the Gender Gap. A Ukrainian Response//The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.- 2014.- Vol.70.- N5.-P.20-23.
  52. Sinovets P. Who is fighting whom? Ukrainian crisis, sanctions of the West and the attempts to deter Russia//Russia in Global Affairs. – 1 .11.2014. ( rus.)
  53. Sinovets P. Why Did the Bear Become so Belligerent? The Meaning of Ukraine for Russia //PONARS Eurasia website. – 03.03.2015.- (eng.)
  54. Sinovets P., Renz B. Russia 2015 Military Doctrine and Beyond: threats perceptions, capabilities and ambitions//NATO Research Paper. – NATO Defense College, Rome –No.117.- July 2015.-12 p.

Monographs:

  1. Sinovets P. Double Faced Yanus or Nuclear Deterrence Theory in the XXI century/Monograph.-Odessa: “Fenix”, 2008. – 220 p. (rus)
  2. Sinovets P.A. Mini-nukes in the Framework of the US modern Policy: deterrence problem//. //Middle East: International Security, Regional Relations and Perspectives for Ukraine: Monograph/National Security and Defense Counci, National Institute of International Security; Ed. By B. Parahonskiy.- К.: “Foliant”, 2008.- P..141-156.(ukr.)
  3. Sinovets P.A International Clandestine around Iranian nuclear Program// Middle East: International Security, Regional Relations and Perspectives for Ukraine: Monograph/National Security and Defense Counci, National Institute of International Security; Ed. By B. Parahonskiy.- К.: “Foliant”, 2008.- P..320-327. (ukr.)
  4. Sinovets P., Kushnir D.V. Ukraine-Iran// Middle East: International Security, Regional Relations and Perspectives for Ukraine: Monograph/National Security and Defense Counci, National Institute of International Security; Ed. By B. Parahonskiy.- К.: “Foliant”, 2008.- P.490-497. (ukr.)
  5. Sinovets P. Deterrence and the Nuclear Superpowers After the Cold War. - Saarbruken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. -83 p.(Engl.)
  6. Sinovets P. The Wedding Rings of Europe: Some Military Aspects of Euro-Atlantic Integration/De cadencias y disonancias, representaciones alternativas de la integracion regional en el siglo XXI : America Latina, Asia y Europa del Este / adaptado por Nicolas Matias Comini; compilado por Tomas Andres Bontempo. - 1a ed. - Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires : Universidad del Salvador, 2014. – P. 241-267. ( engl.)

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AnD ACTIVITIES

June 7-12, 2001 – Participant, WIIS Summer Symposium for Graduate Students in International Affairs: “The 21th Century State & Security Challenges”, Annapolis MD and Washington DC (USA).

November 29- December 3, 2004 – Participant, International Seminar “Modern Security Problems in Central and Eastern Europe” (Budapest, Hungary).

July 4-8, 2005 – Participant, International Seminar “Nonproliferation and Weapons of Mass Destruction”( Moscow, Russia).

May 12-14, 2006 – Participant, International Symposium “Civilizations and Global World Order” (Istanbul, Turkey).

September 18-21, 2006 – Participant, International conference “Social, Political and Economic Transition in the Turkic republics of Caucasus and Central Asia following the disintegration of the Soviet Union” (Izmit, Turkey).

October 1- Dec 15, 2006 – CNS Visiting Fellow, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute for International Studies, (Monterey, CA, USA).

July 5 -10, 2009 – Organizer and lecturer, International Student Summer School in cooperation with SSM (Sweden) "Ukraine in global nuclear non-proliferation and arms control: political and technical dimensions" (Odesa, Ukraine).

August 23-28, 2009 – Lecturer, International Summer School “NPT Conference 2009: Peaceful Nuclear Energy & Disarmament Issues” (Tomsk, Russia).

December 3-5, 2009 – Participant, CNS 20th Anniversary Conference: “The Power and Promise of Nonproliferation Education and Training”, Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, California, USA).

August 15-20, 2010 – Organizer and lecturer, International Summer School in cooperation with SSM (Sweden) “Nuclear Renaissance: Opportunities and Challenges (Odessa, Ukraine).

July 17-21, 2011 – Participant, INMM Annual Symposium, Palm-Desert, CA, USA.

September 7-8, 2011 – Participant, 2011 PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference, Washington DC, USA

December 7-8, 2011 – Participant, “Two Decades of Post-Soviet Independence: What Have We Learned? Washington DC, USA.

January 27 – March 10, 2012 – Participant “The Study of the US Institute on National Security Policymaking”, sponsored by the US department of State’s Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs.

June 11 -16, 2012 – Organizer and lecturer, International Student Summer School in cooperation with SSM (Sweden) "Global Nuclear Zero: Political and Technical Dimensions” (Odessa, Ukraine).

July 16-20, 2012 – Participant, CTBTO Intensive Policy Course “Multilateral Verification: Collective Security: The Contribution of the CTBT”, (Vienna, Austria).

September 19-21, 2012 – Participant, PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference (Washington DC, USA).

October, 5-10, 2012 – Participant, Professional Development Course on Nuclear Security Education, King’s College of London (London, UK).

November 26, 2012 – Participant, Conference on Swedish nuclear disarmament, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

March, 16-18, 2013 – Participant, Academic papers seminar PONARS Eurasia (Washington DC,USA).

May 22-25,2013 – Participant, Conference PONARS Eurasia «Global Russia engagement» (Russia, St. Petersburg).

July 14-19th, 2013 – Participant, INMM Annual Symposium, Palm-Desert, CA, USA.

August 17-23, 2013 – Organizer and lecturer, International Summer School in cooperation with SSM “Global nuclear and missile proliferation and its impact on Ukraine” (Odessa, Ukraine).

September, 22-23 , 2013 – Participant, Annual Conference PONARS Eurasia (Washington DC,USA)

February, 24-26, 2014 – Participant, INSEN WG Meeting (Vienna, Austria)

March, 21-22, 2014 – Participant, PONARS Eurasia academic seminar (Washington DC,USA)

May, 20-23, 2014 – Participant, CTBTO Academic Forum (Vienna, Austria)

August, 13-15, 2014 – Participant, INSEN WG Meeting (Vienna, Austria)

August, 20-25,2014 – Organizer and lecturer, International Summer School in cooperation with SSM “Regional aspects of nuclear security and nonproliferation” (Odessa, Ukraine).

September 20-23 – Participant, EU Nonproliferation Consortium (Brussels, Belgium).

November 19-20 – Participant, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (Prato, Italy).

January 8th, 2015 – April, 30th 2015 – Participant, NATO Defense College Fellowship (Rome, Italy).

Other information

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluently bilingual in Russian and Ukrainian
  • excellent English (both oral and written)
  • reading & translation Arabic
  • reading & translation Italian

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

International security, Russia’s military policy, USA and Russia’s strategic dialogue, nuclear weapons nuclear deterrence theory, arms control, nonproliferation.