The goal of this initiative is to study the mutual interests of Ukraine and its strategically important partners in order to develope recommendations for a proactive foreign policy for Ukraine.Since February 3, 2016, IWP once a month, and sometimes even more often, has been presenting a discussion paper concerning Ukraine’s relations with a specific country. Ukrainian and foreign diplomats, officials, politicians, representatives of business communities, experts, and journalists took part in the presentations and discussions of every analysis.
On 21st of December, on the eve of the Day of Diplomatic Service of Ukraine, IWP held the Foreign Policy Forum, summing up “Audit of Ukraine’s Foreign Policy ” project. At the event, the recommendations for Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Strategy has been presented.
UKRAINE’S FOREIGN POLICY AUDIT. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UKRAINE’S FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY
WHAT SHOULD UKRAINE’S FOREIGN POLICY BE?
EXPERT ASSESSMENT: VIEWS FROM UKRAINE AND FROM ABROAD
UKRAINE’S AMBASSADORS TALK: WHAT SHOULD BE CHANGED IN UKRAINE’S FOREIGN POLICY
PUBLIC OPINION: ECONOMY MUST COME FIRST
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UKRAINE’S FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY
During 10 months of 2016 the IWP had published 17 discussion papers on Ukraine’s bilateral relations with key countries and neighbors:
Alyona Getmanchuk, Sergiy Solodkyy
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Germany
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-USA
Ivan Medinskyy, Bens Kapchos
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Hungary
Olena Betliy, Yauheni Preyherman
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Belarus
Leonid Litra, Florent Parmentier, Kirill Bret, Anastasiya Shapochkina
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-France
Serhiy Solodkyy, Ilyana Rakeru
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Romania
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Italy
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Slovakia
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Georgia
Andriy Goncharuk, Yevhenia Hobova, Viktor Kiktenko, Oleksiy Koval, Serhiy Koshoviy
Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-China
Foreign policy Audit: Ukraine-Moldova
Foreign policy Audit: Ukraine-Poland
Foreign policy Audit: Ukraine-Lithuania
Foreign policy Audit: Ukraine-Japan
Memos, prepared by IWP ahead of the official visits of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko:
Social survey “What do Ukrainians think about foreign policy?”
As indicated by the results of the social survey, conducted by the TNS company at the request of the IWP, the absolute majority of Ukrainian citizens are convinced that the foreign policy of Ukraine requires changes. Moreover, Ukrainians approach the choice of priorities in Ukraine’s foreign policy pragmatically and are for its economization.
The poll has been conducted by TNS Ukraine within the TNS On-line Track project on request of the IWP from August 16 to 21, 2016 by online survey among urban population aged 18 to 55 throughout Ukraine (excluding Crimea). The poll has involved 1,000 respondents (a representative sample, quoted by gender, age, region, and community size and type).
Index of Relations
October 24th, the Institute of World Policy along with the agency of strategic communications, the Truman Agency, presented its first release of the “Index of Relations”. Experts from the IWP analyzed the latest events in key areas of Ukraine’s foreign policy – EU, USA, China, and Russia. Aside from a qualitative analysis, the researchers prepared a quantitative analysis, evaluating every action on a scale from 0 to 5 with a plus or minus sign.
The overall ranking of one sector or another is the sum of points of key events which occurred in that specific sector from June through September.
Ukrainian and EU relations were ranked at +28 points. The USA was in second place with +20 points, and China was in third (+13). The champion for negative relations was relations with Russia (-49 points), where, completely predictably, negative tendencies dominated.
The special theme of this release of the “Index of Relations” from the IWP was the situation in and around Transnistria: “Is Transnistria changing the game in the region?”
Read the publication here (in Russian).
The initiative has been supported by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation of the German Marshall Fund, and the UNITER project implemented in Ukraine by Pact and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). On top of that, IWP expresses its gratitude to the International Renaissance Foundation, the Think Tank Fund, and the Embassy of Sweden (SIDA).