Polina Sinovets

Polina Sinovets

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

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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

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

2003 - 2012 - Senior Research Fellow, Odessa Regional Branch of National Institute for Strategic Studies under President of Ukraine.

September 2004 (now) - Associate professor, Department of International Relations, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University. Teaching courses: “Nuclear Factor in International Security Architecture”, “Actual Problems of the World Politics”, “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. Sinovets P., Shelest A.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.
  55. Sinovets P. The Role of Nuclear Weapons in Russia’s Worldview: Policy Implications // Norwegian Institute for Safety and Security. Occasional Paper Series. - N 1. - 2015. – 12 p.
  56. Sinovets P. From Stalin to Putin: Russian Strategic Culture in XXI Century, its Continuity and Change // Philosophy Study. - July 2016. - Vol.6, N 7.
  57. Sinovets P. Ban the bomb by... banning the bomb? A Ukrainian Response // The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. – 2017. - Vol. 73, N 3. - P. 197-198.
  58. Sinovets P. Europe’s nuclear woes: Mitigating the challenges of the next years In The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. – 2017 (with U. Kuhn, S. Shetty).
  59. Sinovets P. Interpreting the Bomb: Ownership and Deterrence in Ukraine’s Political Discourse . Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Wilson center, December 13, 2017 (with M. Bujeryn).
  60. Sinovets P. Denuclearization Again? Lessons from Ukraine’s Decision to Disarm In War on The Rocks, April 19, 2018 (with M. Bujeryn).
  61. Sinovets P. Prospects for US-Russia Arms Control and Strategic Stability. PONARS Eurasia Website. – 08.2018.
  62. Sinovets P. Enemy at the Gates: Current International Security Challenges and the Nonproliferation Architecture//Вісник ОНУ. Соціологія та політичні науки.- 2018.-Т.23. В.2(31).- С.35-52.
  63. Sinovets P., Izhak O. Ukraine’s Position on the INF Treaty suspension/ Responses to the INF Treaty crisis: the European dimension. The European INF Initiative Project Meeting, May, 2019, Odessa, Ukraine/ Edited by P. Sinovets.- Odessa: I. I. Mechnikov National University, 2019.- P.45-50.
  64. Sinovets P. Escalation for de-escalation? Hazy Nuclear Weapon “Red Lines” Generate Russian Advantages. 08.2019.
  65. Sinovets P., Gergiieva V. The EU and the Iranian Nuclear Programme: is Venus Weaker than Mars? UA: Ukraine Analytica, Issue 4 (18), 2019.-P.14-20.
  66. Sinovets P., Melnyk T. Born in the Ashes: Nuclear Uncertainties “Increasing” Strategic Stability//Przegląd Strategiczny 2020, Issue 13.- P.43-59.
  67. Sinovets P. Hot off the Press, Colder in Scope: Russia’s Nuclear Deterrence Fundamentals 2020 PONAR Eurasia Commentary. August 20, 2020.

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.)
  7. Sinovets P. Nuclear Deterrence in the American political thought in the post-bipolar period // International Relations and State’s Politics in the conditions of the global transformations: analysis of the political thought /Ed. by I. Koval, O. Brusylovska. – Odesa: Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, 2016. – P. 267-282. (in Ukrainian).
  8. Sinovets P. “Strategic Culture of Ukraine as the Research Instrument of the Ukrainian Foreign Policy”. In Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy of Ukraine, edited by І. Koval, О. Brusylovska, V. Dubovyk, 7-19. Odesa: Odesa Mechnikov National University Press, 2017. (with Olga Brusylovska).
  9. Sinovets P. “Strategic Culture of Ukraine and its Non-Nuclear Status”. In Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy of Ukraine, ed. by I. Koval, O. Brusylovska, and V. Dubovyk, 20-32. Odesa: Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, 2017.
  10. Сіновець П.А. Феномен постправди в ядерній політиці РФ//Міжнародні відносини в епоху постправди. – К.: «Вадекс», 2018.
  11. Sinovets P. "The EU states position as for the termination of the INF Treaty" In Perspectives of the EU policy development: global and regional dimensions / Ed. By O. Brusylovska, I.M. Koval. – Odesa, 2019.
  12. Sinovets P., Maksymenko I. The Baltic–Black Sea Region in Great Powers’ Relations: The Hard Power Aspect/Baltic-Black Sea Regionalisms/ Ed. By O. Bogdanova and A. Makarychev. – Springer Nature Swizerland, AG 2020.- P.75-86.
  13. Sinovets P. "The Russian Black Sea fleet: is there a place for strategic dimension?" In Black Sea Region in World Policy: Actors, Factors, and Scenarios of the Future/ Ed. By O. Brusylovska, I.M. Koval, V.I. Dubovyk. . – Odesa: Odessa Mechnikov National University Press, 2020.

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).

Nuclear Booth Camp (Allumiere, 2015)

N.EX.T. Nuclear Expert Talks “The Crisis of Nuclear Disarmament and Arms Control” (Berlin, 2016)

Tbilisi International Nuclear Non-proliferation Research Workshop “The Black Sea Region and the Global Nuclear Order” (Tbilisi, 2017).

“Russia’s nuclear arsenal: myths, real threats and counteraction” (Kyiv, 2017).

Fulbright scholar, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Washington, 2017/18).

PONARS Workshop: “The New U.S. and Russian Nuclear Doctrines and Prospects for Averting Destabilization”, Washington DC, the United States (May 10th, 2018).

International workshop «International Security Agenda 2018: Deterrence, Arms Control and Nonproliferation” (Odessa, July 27-28, 2018).

Workshop «Conducting Historical Analysis of States’ Nuclear Activities: Internal vs. External Dimensions” (Odessa, October 10-11, 2018).

EU Nonproliferation and Disarmament Conference (Brussels, December 18-19, 2018

Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference 2019, (Washington DC, March 12-14 2019).

Responses to the INF Treaty crisis: the European dimension. The European INF Initiative Project Meeting (May, 2019, Odessa, Ukraine).

Workshop “Managing the collapse of the INF Treaty” (Berlin, June, 24, 2019).

Annual Conference PONARS Eurasia, Washington DC,USA (September 12-14, 2019).

Nonproliferation and Disarmament Education Workshop, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden (September 23-14, 2019).

Conference “End of the Cold War and its impact on Nuclear Proliferation” (January 20-21, 2020, Johannesburg).

Conference “Nuclear and Military Affairs in US-Russian Relations” PONARS Eurasia, Washington DC,USA ( October 17, 2020).

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.