The Russia and Eurasia Programme brings together the best thinking on the changing dynamics of this increasingly diverse region as well as their implications for the West and the wider world. 


In all of its activities, the Russia and Eurasia Programme aims to:

  • Produce lucid, analytically focused and well substantiated research and argument
  • Provide forthright, interdisciplinary discussion of problems that demand an interdisciplinary approach
  • Be a catalyst for debate
  • Achieve maximum geographical and thematic coverage through an international network of associate fellows
  • Develop relationships with governments and local experts in the region
  • Deliver policy-relevant analysis to those who make policy
  • Inform both the expert community and wider public through national and international media
  • Provide expert consultancy for the corporate sector


Established in 1986 as the Soviet Foreign Policy Programme at Chatham House, the programme swiftly evolved after the collapse of the Soviet Union to cover external and internal policy issues not just in the Russian Federation, but in the other newly independent states. Our challenge today is to reflect the disposition of forces and interests in the region without diminishing the high level of attention we have always devoted to Russia.


  • Major projects on issues of immediate and longer-term importance
  • A core series of roundtables, seminars, and dedicated study groups to underpin long-term projects
  • Membership meetings and conferences hosting distinguished speakers
  • Regular publications by programme staff and associate fellows
  • A series of short, policy-orientated briefing papers and books on project-related themes and issues

More Information

For more information please contact James Nixey.

Information about our funding and sponsors.

Information about our current projects.