Journal articles


Can Neoclassical Realism Become a Genuine Theory of International Relations?, The Journal of Politics. Forthcoming.



‘Assessing the trajectory of West-Russia relations in Eastern Europe: Gauging three potential scenarios’, Global Policy, Online essay.


‘The re-emergence of a “mirror image” in West-Russia relations?’, International Politics, Online first. 


‘What the West Can Learn from Rationalizing Russia’s Action in Ukraine’, Orbis, 61(3), 354-368.



‘The EU under a realist scope: Employing a neoclassical realist approach for the analysis of the EU’s foreign trade policy towards Ukraine up until the onset of the crisis’, International Relations, 30(1), 29-48.


‘Time for fresh ideas in Ukraine’s democratisation efforts’, New Eastern Europe, 25 (5), 65-71.



‘The EU and Russia’s conflicting regime preferences in Ukraine: Assessing regime promotion strategies in the scope of the Ukraine crisis’, European Security, 24(4), 525–540.



‘The Underpinning Realpolitik of the EU’s Policies towards Ukraine: An Analysis of Interests and Norms in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement’, European Foreign Affairs Review, 19(4), pp.581–596.


 ‘The EU’s difficulty in translating interests into effective foreign policy action: A look at the Ukraine crisis’, Baltic Journal of European Studies, 4(1), pp.54-68.



‘In Croatia’s Slipstream or on an Alternative Road? Assessing the objective case for the remaining Western Balkan states acceding into the EU’, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 13(4) pp.553-573 (with Milenko Petrovic).


‘The EU’s reaction to the Arab Spring: External media portrayals in China, India and Russia’, European Foreign Affairs Review, 18(2), pp.217-234 (with Serena Kelly).



‘The EU’s Utilization of Conditionality in the European Neighbourhood Policy: The Case of the 2008 Armenian Presidential Election’, EU External Affairs Review, 2(1), pp.84-97.


‘The EU’s Two-Track Promotion of Democracy in its Eastern Neighbourhood: Examining the Case of Armenia’, Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, 10(1), pp.19-43.



‘Europeanization through socialization? The EU’s interaction with civil society organizations in Armenia’, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 19(4), pp.385-404.



‘The potential of return migration as a resource for EU public diplomacy efforts: a case-study of New Zealand return migrants from the EU’, European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 1(4), pp.378-398 (with Martin Holland and Natalia Chaban).