Russia and Eurasia

Chatham House research on the former Soviet space explores the domestic, foreign and security policies of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

Projects currently include work on Russia's mobilization, Ukraine’s reforms, Armenia’s foreign policy, oligarchy and broader inter-state relations.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the Russia and Eurasia Programme and its projects.

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A BMP-2 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle moves along a pontoon bridge during Russian military exercises, July 2017. Photo: Yuri Smityuk/Contributor/Getty Images.
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Russia’s New State Armament Programme: Implications for the Russian Armed Forces and Military Capabilities to 2027

International Affairs

Martin Wight Memorial Lecture: Trust and distrust in Russia: the heritage of the October revolution re-visited

People pass by a billboard with an image of Russia's President Vladimir Putin and lettering 'Strong president - Strong Russia' in Saint Petersburg on 12 January 2018. Photo: OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images.
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Putin and Russia in 2018–24: What Next?

Research paper

Russian Policy Across the Middle East: Motivations and Methods

The World Today

Putin's big match special

International Affairs

Non-western visions of regionalism: China's New Silk Road and Russia's Eurasian Economic Union

International Affairs

The BRICS - merely a fable? Emerging power alliances in global trade governance

A banner marking the first anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea is hung during a plenary session of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, in Kyiv on 6 March 2015. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Contributor/Getty Images.
Chatham House Report

The Struggle for Ukraine

The World Today

Babushkas rule

The World Today

Putin’s Viennese waltz

The World Today

The red line in Russia’s history

The World Today

Ssh! Don't mention the revolution

International Affairs

Russia and the post-2014 international legal order: revisionism and realpolitik

Attendees at the Eurasian Economic Union Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 26 December 2016. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images.
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The Eurasian Economic Union: Deals, Rules and the Exercise of Power

Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s deputy prime minister in charge of defence and the space industry, speaks during the presentation of a Russian multipurpose MiG-35 jet fighter at the MiG plant in Lukhovitsy on 27 January 2017. Photo: MARINA LYSTSEVA/AFP/Getty.
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Russia’s Role as an Arms Exporter: The Strategic and Economic Importance of Arms Exports for Russia

International Affairs

Uzbekistan’s defensive self-reliance: Karimov’s foreign policy legacy

International Affairs

Review article: Rivalry and cooperation in the Arctic: contending perspectives

The World Today

Under siege from Putin’s private hackers

International Affairs

Russia’s Europe, 1991–2016: inferiority to superiority

The World Today

Don’t forget the Balkans

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