The department was founded in 2014.
Areas of research of the department:
- the history of the newly independent states;
- history of international relations and contemporary features of cultural and civilizational development of post-Soviet countries;
- socio-political and cultural relations of Ukraine with the newly independent states, analysis and forecasting of development of these relations;
- international security, settlement of international conflicts in the post-Soviet area and Central and Eastern Europe.
The subject of research of the department covers the problems of the history of the newly independent states of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as states that have arisen or were restored on the territory of the former USSR; the transformation of political systems in the countries of Europe and the CIS; models and dynamics of political, socio-cultural, ethno-national processes in the countries of the CEE and in the post-Soviet space; the evolution of the system of international relations in the post-Soviet space under the influence of geopolitical factors. The department studies the complex of historical, political, socio-economic, cultural and civilizational causes that influence the course, character, direction, content and trends of modernization processes in post-Soviet countries.
The topics of the Scientific research work for 2017-2018 are:
"European and Eurasian paradigms of integration as a factor of transformation of the post-Soviet space".