June 6, 2016


A New Contest of “Borysfen Intel”


The Independent Analytical Center for Geopolitical Studies “Borysfen Intel” announces a new contest: “Ukraine in Global and Regional Geopolitical Processes”

The contest, organized by “Borysfen Intel” in 2015 — “Ukrainian Dimension in Modern Geopolitics”, — received its recognition, first of all in wide circles of Ukrainian universities, as well as among politicians, governmental and non-governmental organizations, analysts and experts in Ukraine and abroad. We believe that the interest to the competition is due to the high degree of relevance of the chosen themes, active attitude to life of both, the younger generation, and venerable political scientists of Ukraine, as well as the opportunity to publish their works on the Center's website and in our “BINTEL” journal.

Based on this, the Editorial Board of the Center “Borysfen Intel” decided to continue the main theme of the competition in 2016, having updated its content and direction.

So, the new contests of the Independent Analytical Center for Geopolitical Studies “Borysfen Intel” is “Ukraine in Global and Regional Geopolitical Processes”.

We remind the conditions of the contest.

The competition is open to students, graduate students, young academics (under 30 years of age), devoted to the study of geopolitical problems, interested in the issues of the modern world and international policies, aiming to inform the general public about their vision of the features and trends of the current geopolitical situation in the world.

Contesters should send texts of their contest work, that have not been published previously, in electronic form (a total volume of 5-8 pages of A4, font Times New Roman, size 12 pt), necessary illustrations, a photograph of the author and his/her brief biographical data (education, educational institution, the place of study or work) which with the author's permission will be posted on the website “BORYSFEN INTEL.”

Sine qua non is that the works submitted should not have been published earlier in other publications, websites. The number of works by one author must not exceed three.

Themes (content and orientation) of entries:

  • new trends in the development of the current geopolitical situation in the world, their influence on Ukraine;
  • Ukraine's role and place in global and regional geopolitical processes;
  • peculiarities of development of the geopolitical situation in some regions of the world, their influence on Ukraine;
  • features of Ukraine's political and economic relations with other states and their influence on global and regional geopolitical processes;
  • challenges, risks and threats to national security of Ukraine, ways and mechanisms to ensure it;
  • Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic prospects;
  • ways to ensure effective cooperation between Ukraine and the EU within the framework of the Association Agreement;
  • ways and mechanisms of de-occupation of the Crimea and parts of the Donbas;
  • military (military-political, military-economic and military-technical) security of the State, including in the current situation of Russia's “hybrid policy” and “hybrid war” against Ukraine;
  • energy security of the State, including in the situation when its strategy needs to be revised;
  • information security of the state, including in terms of organizing and conducting “counter-information operations”;
  • ways and mechanisms to exploit the potential of security-oriented non-governmental public organizations by State government bodies;
  • the role of personality in the global geopolitics;
  • the Ukrainian ethnos in history and in modern geopolitics;
  • the role of the Ukrainian diaspora in strengthening the statehood and sovereignty of modern Ukraine.

The works, chosen by the Editorial Board of the Center, will be posted on the website of “Borysfen Intel”, and the best works — in our quarterly magazine “BINTEL. Geopolitical Analytics Journal.” The winners (for the month) will be named by the Contest Committee — the Editorial Board of the Center. At this, into consideration will be taken the point of view of active users of the site. Interim results of the Contest with the announcement of the winners and giving prizes (honorariums) will be summed up on a monthly basis.

The Contest will run from March 15 to December 15, 2016. Final results of the Contest and the main prizes to the winners — to December 25, 2016.

Works are to be sent to the e-mail: bintelcomp@ukr.net with the remark “To the Contest”.