• Position :
  • Adjunct Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • E-mail :
  • Office hours :
  • Mondays, 15:00-17:00
  • Nationality :
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Languages :
  • English, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Education :
  • PhD. in International Relations, University of Cambridge, UK.


    Magister (M.A.) in South-East European Studies, Athens National University, Greece.


    Bachelor (B.A.) (1st class, honours) in International Relations, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine.

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: ‘International Approaches to State-Building’


    University of Liege: ‘Methodology in Political Science’


    University of Maastricht ‘Eurasian Regionalism’

  • Research area(s) :
    • Conflicts
    • Politics
    • Identity and nation-nuilding in post-communist countries
    • Regionalism in Eurasia
  • Research Project(s) :
  • Project leader: ‘Is Eurasia a Region: Multi-Disciplinary Analysis of Eurasian Regionalism’, Marie-Curie Project, University of Liege


    Research Partner: Black Sea Studies Network: University of Cambridge, Columbia University


    Research Partner: Jean Monnet Network ‘The European Union at the Crossroads of Global Order’ (EUCROSS) together KULeuven, QMUL Russian Academy of Science etc.


    Ongoing non-institutional projects:

    • Reflective and non-reflective elements of identity
    • Ukrainian Crisis and Transformations
    • EU Transformative Power and its Periphery
  • Selected Publications :

    Russian-European Relations in the Balkans and Black Sea Region: Great Power Identity and the Idea of Europe, UK: Palgrave, 2017, 290, ISBN 978-3-319-52077-3.




    The Eurasian Project and Europe: Regional Discontinuities and Geopolitics. UK: Palgrave, 2015, pp. 248. ISBN: 9781137472960 (co-editor with D. Lane).



    Samokhvalov, V. (2017),Russia and its Shared Neighbourhoods: A Comparative Analysis of Russia-EU and Russia-China Relations in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia’. Contemporary Politics, 24: 30-45.


    Samokhvalov, V. (2016), ‘The Ukraine Crisis: a Russian–European Cold War?’ (with Neil Kent). Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies, 1


    Samokhvalov, V. (2016), The New Eurasia: Post-Soviet Space between Russia, Europe and China. European Politics and Society, 17: 82-96.


    Samokhvalov, V. (2015), ‘Ukraine between Russia and the European Union: Triangle Revisited’. Europe-Asia Studies, 67 (9): 1371-1393.


    Samokhvalov, V. (2007), ‘Relations in the Russia-Ukraine-EU triangle: 'zero-sum game' or not?’. Occasional Paper, No 68, 01 September 2007


    Samokhvalov, V. (2006). ‘Ukraine and the Orange Revolution: Democracy or Velvet Restoration?’. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies Journal, 6(2): 257-273. This article was awarded a special prize at the Black Sea Youth Summit in 2008.




    Samokhvalov V. (forthcoming 2018). ‘Geographic and Temporal Fractures in Ukraine’. In A. Ohanyan (Ed.). Theory of Regional Fractures: New Concepts of Regionalism, US: Georgetown University Press.


    Samokhvalov, V. (forthcoming 2018). ‘Eurasia: Russian, Chinese and European Development Approaches through the Local Lenses’. In S. Fennel (Ed.). Oxford Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies. UK: Oxford.


    Samokhvalov, V. (2015). ‘Ukraine and Eurasian Integration: Testing Hypothesis of Holding Together Integration’. In D.Lane & V.Samokhvalov (Eds.). Eurasian Project: Regional Discontinuities and Geopolitics, UK: Palgrave.


    Samokhvalov, V. (2009). ‘Geopolitics of the Black Sea: Key Stakes and Actors’. In Black Sea Region: History and Reality, (in French), Thucydides Centre. University Paris-II: 55-75.



    ‘Eurasian Integration and Russian Foreign Policy’, by M. Molchanov, in Europe-Asia Studies,68(7), 2016, 1278-1280.


    ‘How Much Post-Colonial Theory Can Explain: Review on ‘Russia’s Post-Colonial Identity’, by V. Morozov , in Ab Imperio, 1, 2016, pp. 463-470


    ‘Identities and Foreign Policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: The Other Europes’, by White & V. Feklyunina, in Europe-Asia Studies, 66 (6), 2015, 1152-1153

  • Honours & Awards :


    2016 Marie-Curie Fellowship of the European Commission for an interdisciplinary research project ‘Is Eurasia a region?’


    2014 Cambridge University China Development Trust, Post-Doctoral Fellowship


    2010 – 2011 Black Sea Link Scholarship, New Europe College – Centre for Advanced Studies, Bucharest, Romania


    2009 Summer Research Fellowship, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium


    2008 First Prize, Student Essay Competition, Black Sea Youth Forum, Istanbul, Turkey


    2008 PhD scholarship, Cambridge Overseas Trust, Cambridge, UK


    2000 MA scholarship at the University of Athens (success rate 7%), Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens, Greece


    1999 2nd Prize in Pan-Ukrainian Student Olympics in Hellenic Studies


    1995 Full scholarship for undergraduate studies at the University of Odessa, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Ukraine. BA with Honours.