April 10, 2017

Final Cover.pdf

After more than 3 years of conflict and stalemate, no policy approach has led to a permanent cessation of hostilities, let alone political solution, in Ukraine. While the Minsk process has provided a broad framework for negation, specific and actionable steps toward resolution have been in short supply. Building on case studies of Italy-Russia and Germany-Russia relations, this working paper proposes a new model based on mutually beneficial economic cooperation could bridge the deep incentives and trust gaps that exists between the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine. 

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About the author

GiovannaGiovanna De Maio holds a PhD in International Studies from the University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy. Her dissertation, entitled “Russia’s View of Ukraine: from Malaya to Novorossiya,” provides a comprehensive assessment of the Ukraine crisis from the Russian perspective and explores the evolution of the operation Novorossiya and its impact on Russian domestic and foreign policy. During her PhD studies, she held positions as a visiting research at the Center on Global Interests and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where she completed research on EU-Russia energy relations.