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Ukraine and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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Relations between the European Union and Ukraine have been improving since the Maidan protests ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, leading to the election a pro-Western Petro Poroshenko as Head of State. At their meeting on 12-13 July, EU and Ukraine leaders welcomed the completion of the ratification of the EU-Ukraine association agreement and the recent entry into force of visa liberalisation for Ukrainian citizens. However, Ukraine’s security situation remains precarious following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and an armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in which Russia’s role is unclear. The EU is also urging Ukraine to fight corruption with more determination.

This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports published by major international think tanks on the situation in Ukraine and its relations with the EU.

Twelve myths about change in Ukraine
Atlantic Council, July 2017

Can Macron reload the Minsk process?
Carnegie Europe, July 2017

How to achieve a Ukrainian success story
Carnegie Europe, July 2017

The EU’s Association Agreements and DCFTAs with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia: A Comparative study
Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2017

The great unravelling: Four doomsday scenarios for Europe’s Russia policy
European Council on Foreign Relations, June 2017

The Donbas Blockade: Another blow to the Minsk peace process
Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2017

War in Ukraine 2.0
Atlantic Council, July 2017

Getting beyond Minsk: Toward a resolution of the conflict in Ukraine
Transatlantic Academy, May 2017

The two parts of Ukraine’s Donbas
Carnegie Europe, May 2017

Défense ukrainienne: Une réforme difficile face à des défis multiples
Institut français des relations internationales, May 2017

Oligarchs in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia as key obstacles to reforms
Expert Group, May 2017

Energy, Russian influence and democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe: A comparative assessment and case studies from Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Romania
Expert Forum, May 2017

Ukraine reform monitor: April 2017
Carnegie Europe, April 2017

The Ukraine crisis: Why everyone loses
Rand Corporation, April 2017

New “borders” in Eastern Europe: Ukraine since the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of the conflict in the Donbass
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, April 2017

Ukraine’s unimplemented anti-corruption reform
Centre for European Policy Studies, February 2017

The EU advisory mission Ukraine: Normative or strategic objectives?
College of Europe, February 2017

International peacekeeping and the war in Eastern Ukraine: Are there any points of contact?
International Centre for Policy Studies, February 2017

Guiding principles for a sustainable U.S. policy toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 2017

Frontiers of democracy: Embedding democratic values in Central and Eastern Europe, good practices and limits of transferability
Center for European Neighborhood Studies, January 2017

The European Union and Eastern Partnership: Crises and strategic assessment
EUROPEUM, January 2017

Ukraine: Waiting for Donald, worrying about the EU
European Council on Foreign Relations, January 2017

Pre-emptive compromise would imperil Ukraine
Chatham House, January 2017

Three years after Euromaidan: Is Ukraine still on the reform track?
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, December 2016

Heavy metal diplomacy: Russia’s political use of its military in Europe since 2014
European Council on Foreign Relations, December 2016

Ukraine’s rising Euro-scepticism
European Council on Foreign Relations, December 2016

Has Ukraine scored an own-goal with its transit fee proposal?
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, November 2016

“Deoligarchisation” in Ukraine: Promising visions, murky realities
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, November 2016

The Glazyev Tapes: Getting to the root of the conflict in Ukraine
European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2016

Full disclosure: Tackling public corruption in Ukraine
Chatham House, November 2016

Keeping up appearances: How Europe is supporting Ukraine’s transformation
European Council on Foreign Relations, October 2016

Reporting on the Minsk II agreement: The effect of Russian narratives in French and German media
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Institute for European Studies, October 2016

What Ukraine urgently needs to defend itself
Rand Corporation, October 2016

Transatlantic relations after the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Assessments and expectations of the expert communities in Poland, Germany and the US
Institute of Public Affairs, September 2016

Key actors in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood: Competing perspectives on geostrategic tensions
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, September 2016

Ukraine and Europe: A short guide
Centre for European Policy Studies, August 2016

Deepening EU-Ukrainian relations: What, why and how?
Centre for European Policy Studies, August 2016

The European Union in the OSCE in the light of the Ukrainian crisis: Trading actorness for effectiveness
College of Europe, August 2016

Lessons from Ukraine: Why a Europe-led geo-economic strategy is succeeding
Transatlantic Academy, July 2016

How can NATO contribute to Ukraine and Georgia’s border security?
Polish Institute of International Affairs, July 2016

The far right in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine
Institut français des relations internationales, July 2016

Not frozen! The unresolved conflicts over Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh in light of the crisis over Ukraine
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, July 2016

Where Putin’s Russia ends: “Novorossija” and the development of national consciousness in Ukraine
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, July 2016

Ukraine, Russia and the EU: breaking the deadlock in the Minsk process
Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2016

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