Vsevolod Samokhvalov holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Odessa (Ukraine), an MA in South-East European Studies (University of Athens) and a PhD in International Studies (Cambridge). He worked as Research Fellow at the International Center for Black Sea Studies and the European Union Institute for Security Studies. Most recent books include Russian-European Relations in the Balkans and the Black Sea region: Great Power Identity and the Idea of Europe (2017) and Eurasian Project and Europe: Regional Discontinuities and Geopolitics (2015). Vsevolod is currently Marie-Curie Lecturer at the University of Liege and Adjunct Professor at the Vesalius College (Vrje University of Brussels). His most recent article are ‘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 and ‘Ukraine between Russia and the European Union: Triangle Revisited’. Europe-Asia Studies.