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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Ukrainian Identity: Shifts and Politics of Memory after Euromaidan

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Deciphering Russia’s Cyber Attacks and Information Warfare Against Ukraine

A firefighter boat takes part in an exercise for the rescue services of the Caspian littoral states. Photo: Getty Images.
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Russia’s New Strategy for Caspian Relations

A London Underground train advertising the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017 goes out of service. Photo: Getty Images.
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Brexit Makes It Even More Difficult for the UK to Deal With Russia

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Ukraine’s Key Trends: Looking Ahead to 2018

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David Benn Memorial Lecture: The State of Russia's Media

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Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan’s New Leadership

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Eurasian Security After ISIS: The Looming Challenge of Foreign Fighters

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Key Political Developments in Belarus

Vladimir Putin meets with defence ministry and defence industry officials in Sochi on 23 November. Photo: Getty Images.
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Russia’s New State Armament Programme Offers a Glimpse at Military Priorities

Agmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi is turned into 'European Street' in March to celebrate visa-free travel in the Schengen area for Georgians. Photo: Getty Images.
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EU Should Seek Further Reforms Before Offering Membership to Eastern Neighbours

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Russia's Domestic and International Predicaments: A Dead End?

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Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy Priorities

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Russia and the West: Approaches to the Shared Neighbourhood

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Corruption and Conflict in Ukraine: Could Civilian Oversight be a Remedy?

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Moldova’s Political Challenges and What They Mean for the Eastern Partnership

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Russia Against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order

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Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons: Understanding Population Displacement in Ukraine

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

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

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Inroads into Eurasia

A protester waves Turkey's national flag in front of the Russian consulate during a demonstration against Russia's Syria policy on 24 November 24 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images.
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Transatlantic Rifts: Averting a Turkey/Russia Conflict

NKR Defence Army soldier carries out normal duties at a post near Martuni as the situation on the line of contact stays relatively calm, 21 May 2016. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
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The Nagorny Karabakh Conflict: Defaulting to War

German Gref of Russia’s Sberbank, Anatoly Aksakov of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia and Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich cooking a dish from Russian food products at Metro Expo 2016. Photo: Sergei Fadeichev/Contributor/Getty Images.
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Import Substitution and Economic Sovereignty in Russia

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Kazakhstan gets twitchy

Russia's top military officials hold a press conference on Syria at the National Defence Control Centre of the Russian Federation in Moscow on 2 December 2015. Photo: VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images.
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Russian State Mobilization: Moving the Country on to a War Footing

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Geopolitics versus geoeconomics: the case of Russia’s geostrategy and its effects on the EU

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry on 15 December 2015 in Moscow. Photo via Getty Images.
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US Election Note: Russia Policy After 2016

A pro-Russian demonstrator shouts slogans during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on 8 March 2014. Photo: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images.
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Agents of the Russian World: Proxy Groups in the Contested Neighbourhood

Young Ukrainians throw snowballs at each other near the Motherland Monument at the Great Patriotic War Memorial Complex in Kyiv, Ukraine on 17 January 2016. Photo: Vladimir Shtanko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
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Can Ukraine Achieve a Reform Breakthrough?

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The Pope and the Russian Patriarch

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Russia returns to a Middle East it never really left

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The longevity of the babushkas who stayed put

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A wit wooed by Rasputin

Vladimir Putin visits the English-language service of Russia Today, now renamed RT. Photo: Yuri Kochetkov/AFP/Getty Images.
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Russia’s ‘New’ Tools for Confronting the West: Continuity and Innovation in Moscow’s Exercise of Power

Turkmenistan's commanders-in-chief salute during a military parade during celebrations marking Turkmenistan's Independence Day, in Ashgabat on 27 October 2012. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images.
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Turkmenistan: Power, Politics and Petro-Authoritarianism

Wind-torn European Union flag on a flag pole. Photo: Olaf Protze/LightRocket via Getty Images.
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Changing Perceptions of the West in the South Caucasus: Adoration No More

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From Ostpolitik to ‘frostpolitik’? Merkel, Putin and German foreign policy towards Russia

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The rise of Islamic finance: post-colonial market-building in central Asia and Russia

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Russian hybrid warfare and extended deterrence in eastern Europe

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