Polina A.Sinovets

Polina A.Sinovets



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”.



  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 http://www.iimes.ru/rus/frame_stat.html (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. -30.03.2005  http://www.iimes.ru/rus/frame_stat.html (rus.)
  14. Sinovets P. The Iranian crisis: will the new IAEA resolution provoke conflict escalation? 28.09.05 http://www.iimes.ru/rus/stat/2005/28-09-05a.htm (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 28.06.2006  http://www.iimes.ru/rus/stat/2006/28-06-06b.htm  (rus.)
  21. Sinovets P. Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons in US Policy: deterrence aspect// Strategic Panoram (Strategichna Panorama). – 2006 - №2  - (ukr.) http://www.niisp.gov.ua/vydanna/panorama/issue.php?s=vpip1&issue=2006_2
  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. 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//http://www.iimes.ru/rus/frame_stat.html (26 января 2008)(rus.)
  27. Sinovets P. Iran in the US Presidential campaigns 2008 and the Nuclear factor//http://www.iimes.ru/rus/stat/2008/04-02-08a.htm (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.)


  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.
  5. Sinovets P. Deterrence and the Nuclear Superpowers After the Cold War. - Saarbruken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. -83 p.(Engl.)


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)
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-          CNS Visiting Fellow,  Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute for
Dec 15, 2006         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,   

other information


Head of   University Student Scientific Seminar in Global Security and Nonproliferation


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


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