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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Babushkas rule

The World Today

Putin’s Viennese waltz

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The red line in Russia’s history

Trans Adriatic Pipeline construction site in Alexandroupoli. Photo: Getty Images.
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Oil Price and Russian Pressure Put Azerbaijan’s Strategic Gas Project at Risk

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Security and Stability on the New Silk Road

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Ukraine’s Transformation: Assessments and Solutions

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Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Project: Implications for the EU

Sergei Glazyev and Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images.
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Russia’s Economic Security Strategy Has Become an Internal Critique

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US Relations with Russia: Realism, Reality and American National Interests

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Sustainable Development? Human and Institutional Capital in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia

Sergei Lavrov meets with GNA leader Fayez Sarraj in Moscow. Photo: Getty Images.
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Moscow’s Presence in Libya Is a New Challenge for the West

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A Wary Embrace: What the China-Russia Relationship Means for the World

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Trump’s Policy Challenges in the South Caucasus

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Crony Capitalism in Russia: How it Works and What it Means

The Moldova parliament building in Chisinau. Photo: Getty Images.
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Moldova’s Proposed Electoral Change Is a Blow to Democracy. The EU Must Oppose It.

5 May: Senior Russian military commander Sergei Rudskoi briefs on the situation in Syria. Photo: Getty Images.
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Putin’s ‘Safe Zones’ in Syria Are Nothing of the Kind

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

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Ukraine's Defence Sector: Key Reforms Since the Euromaidan

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Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan: An Update

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

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Why the Latest US Sanctions on Russia Will Bite

Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel at the G20 summit in 2017. Photo: Getty Images.
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Germany’s Russia Policy Shows No Signs of Softening

The Russian embassy in Ottawa. Canada joined Britain and other allies in expelling Russian diplomats in response to the Salisbury attack. Photo: Getty Images.
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Britain’s Response to the Salisbury Attack: A Net Assessment

Sberbank offices in London. Photo: Getty Images.
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How Britain Can Respond to the Skripal Attack

A police officer stands near the scene of the attack on Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Skripal Attack Is a Test for the UK

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Photo: Getty Images.
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Uzbekistan’s New President Steps Towards Ambitious Reform With Security Chief Sacking

The Rosneft oil rig drills the first exploration well in the Khatanga Bay as part of the East Taimyr oilfield. Photo by Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images.
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Russia’s Untapped Arctic Potential

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images.
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The US–Russia Relationship Is Likely to Deteriorate Further in 2018

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

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

Sooronbay Jeenbekov won 54.3 per cent of the vote in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election. Photo: Getty Images.
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Kyrgyz Election Shows There Is Another Way Forward in Central Asia

Soviet statue destroyed by artillery in Nikishyne, Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images.
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Donbas Peacekeepers Proposal a Classic Putin Gambit

Servicemen take part in the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2017. Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images
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Five Things to Know About the Zapad-2017 Military Exercise

US Vice President Mike Pence meets Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in July. Photo: Getty Images.
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Examining How the South Caucasus Is Responding to Trump

A Belarusian tank participates in the 2017 International Army Games in Russia. Photo: Getty Images.
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West Should Keep a Wary Eye on Russia's Zapad War Games

Trans Adriatic Pipeline construction site in Alexandroupoli. Photo: Getty Images.
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Oil Price and Russian Pressure Put Azerbaijan’s Strategic Gas Project at Risk

Sergei Glazyev and Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images.
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Russia’s Economic Security Strategy Has Become an Internal Critique

Sergei Lavrov meets with GNA leader Fayez Sarraj in Moscow. Photo: Getty Images.
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Moscow’s Presence in Libya Is a New Challenge for the West

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