Peer-Reviewed Articles

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(2021) Persuading the giant? Explaining Eastern Partnership states’ unexpected negotiation success in relations with the European Union, International Negotiation (with A. Vieira) (forthcoming).

(2020) Ukraine and the European Union, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (June 2020).

(2019) Ten years of the Eastern Partnership: What role for the EU as a promoter of democracy?, European View, 18(2): 1-23.

(2017) Talking Peace at the Edge of War: Local Civil Society Narratives and Reconciliation in Eastern Ukraine, Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal, No. 3 (with G. Bazilo) (available in December 2017).

(2017) “Hard security” vs. “Big Business”? Explaining Romania’s and Bulgaria’s responses to the conflict in Ukraine, Studia Diplomatica, 86 (5): 60-79 (with R. Hincu).

(2017) EU Normative Performance: A Critical Theory Perspective on the EU’s Response to the Massacre in Andijon, Uzbekistan. East European Politics, 33, 1, pp. 56-71.

(2014) The Eastern Partnership and the Disintegration of Eastern Europe: The End of the Region-Building Project? European View, 13, 1, pp. 97-109.

(2012) The end of democratising Europe’s ‘last dictatorship’? Explaining paradigm shifts in the EU’s policy towards Belarus, Journal of Common Market Studies, 50, 3, pp. 367-384.

(2011) The new guardians of security in Europe? EU Foreign Policy towards Libya and Belarus, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 12, 4, pp. 440-461.

(2011) The EU’s Geopolitical Vision of a European Energy Space: When ‘Gulliver’ meets ‘White Elephants’ and Verdi’s Babylonian King, Geopolitics, 16, 3, pp. 512-535.

(2011) Introduction: The Geopolitics of Energy Security in ‘Wider Europe’, Geopolitics, 16, 3 (with A. Schmidt-Felzmann), pp. 497-485.

(2010) The EU’s relations with Moldova: Governance, Partnership or Ignorance?, Europe-Asia Studies, 62, 8, pp. 1291-1309.

(2009) Changing Belarus? The Limits of EU Governance in Eastern Europe and the Promise of Partnership, Cooperation and Conflict, 44, 2, pp. 143-65 (with E. Korosteleva).

(2009) The Values/Security Nexus: The Limits of EU Governance in Eastern Europe, Contemporary Politics, 15, 2, pp. 215-227.

(2007) Values in the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy: Political Rhetoric or Reflection of a Coherent Policy?, European Political Economy Review, 7, 1, pp. 38-62.

(2006) Lost in Translation? Political Elites and the Interpretative Values Gap in European Neighbourhood Policies, Contemporary Politics, 2, 12, pp. 117-137 (with G. Bogutscaia and A. Schmidt-Felzmann).

Edited Volumes


(2013) Values vs. Security? The Choice for the EU and Its Neighbours, Manchester, Manchester University Press (with G. Noutcheva and K. Pomorska).

(2011) Guest Editor: The Geopolitics of Energy Security in ‘Wider Europe’, Special Issue, Geopolitics, 16, 3 (with A. Schmidt-Felzmann).

Chapters in books

(2021) Norm diffusion beyond the membership perspective: Does the EU (still) matter for democratic reform progress in the post-Soviet space? In: Fromage, D. (Ed) (Re-)defining Membership: Differentiation in and outside the European Union, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

(2018) Invisible Peacemakers: Civil Society and Reconciliation in the East of Ukraine. In: Shapovalova, N. and Burlyuk, O. (Eds) Civil Society in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From Revolution to Consolidation, pp. 153-182 (with A. Bazilo).

(2018) EU normative performance: a critical theory perspective on the EU’s response to the massacre in Andijon, Uzbekistan. In Baltag, D., Papadimitriou, D. and Surubaru, N. C.The European Union and Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing Performance, Routledge (available in spring 2018).

(2017) EU-Belarus Relations. In Schumacher, T., Marchetti, A. and Demmelhuber, T., The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, Routledge (available in December 2017).

(2016) Markets versus Morals? Assessing EU Arms Exports to Autocratic Regimes in its Closer and Wider Neighbourhood. In Gstöhl, S. The European Neighbourhood Policy in a comparative perspective: Models, challenges, lessons. Routledge, pp. 282-302.

(2016) The EU’s Eastern Partnership with Moldova: A ‘Best-Case’ Scenario for EU Security Community-Building?. In Rieker, P. External Governance as Security Community Building. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 49-77 (with D. Baltag).

(2016) European Union Policy towards Belarus and Libya: Old and New Double Standards? In Cierco, T. The European Union neighbourhood: challenges and opportunities (2nd ed). Routledge, pp. 83-98.

(2013) From ‘Villains’ to the New Guardians of Security in Europe? Paradigm Shifts in EU Foreign Policy towards Libya and Belarus, in: Kaunert, C. and Léonard, S. (Eds) European Security Governance and the European Neighbourhood after the Lisbon Treaty, Routledge, London, pp. 80-101.

(2013) The Eastern Partnership with Belarus: Towards a values-security nexus?, in: G. Noutcheva,  K. Pomorska and G. Bosse (Eds) Values vs. Security? The Choice for the EU and Its Neighbours, Manchester University Press, Manchester.

(2013) Introduction, in: G. Noutcheva, K. Pomorska and G. Bosse (Eds) Values vs. Security? The Choice for the EU and Its Neighbours, Manchester University Press, Manchester.

(2013) European Union policy towards Belarus and Libya: old and new double standards?, in: Cierco, T. (Ed) The European Union Neighbourhood: Challenges and Opportunities, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 83-88.

(2010) The EU’s Role in Georgia: Towards a Coherent Crisis Management Strategy?, in: A. Juncos and E. Gross (Eds) EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management: Institutions, Policies and Roles, Routledge, London, pp. 131-144.

(2008) Justifying the European Neighbourhood Policy Based on ‘Shared Values': Can Rhetoric Match Reality?, in: E. Tulmets and L. Delcour (Eds) Pioneer Europe? EU Foreign Policy in the Neighbourhood, Nomos, Baden-Baden, pp. 43-54.

(2008) The EU’s Neighbourhood Relations with Eastern Europe and Russia: Values, Interests and Future Challenges for EU Foreign Policy, in: B. Demirtas-Coskun and B. Balamir-Coskun (Eds) Neighbourhood Challenge: The European Union and Its Neighbours, Universal Publishers, United States, pp. 313-328.

Organisation of conferences and workshops

(eap-10-years-logo-624x2462019) ‘Ten Years EU Eastern Partnership: Where next for the EU’s regional integration project with its eastern neighbours?’, Conference, Maastricht University Campus, Brussels, 6-7 June 2019 (with A. Ott and A. Vieira).

(2017) NIG Colloquium Workshop, Maastricht, 9-10 November 2017 (with V. Junjan).

(2016) ‘The EU’s relations with Eastern Europe and Central Asia: The role of Non-State Actors’, Maastricht University, Maastricht, 28-29 April 2016 (with M. Natorski and R. Dirix).

(2013) NIG Colloquium Workshop, Maastricht, 24 May 2013 (with V. Junjan).

(2012) ‘The Politics of Double Standard? Revisiting the EU’s Engagement with Authoritarian Regimes’, ECPR Joint Sessions, Antwerp, 10-15 April 2012 (with E. Baracani and T. Casier).

(2011) ‘Democracy promotion East and South after the Arab Spring: Re-evaluating the EU’s Engagement with Authoritarian Regimes’, Maastricht University, Brussels Campus, Belgium, 1-2 December 2011. Picture, from the left: with co-organisers Mirte van den Berge (Trans-European Policy Studies Association) and Katrin Boettger (Institut für Europäische Politik).