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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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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Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia

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The Battle for Ukraine: Leadership and Solidarity

An anti-government protester raises a European flag at the Maidan in Kyiv on 9 December 2013. Photo by Etienne De Malglaive/Getty Images.
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EU Must Be Bolder in Driving Reform in Ukraine

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Russia’s Use of Economic Instruments in its Neighbourhood

On the Nagorny-Karabakh line of contact. Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
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Time to Honour Commitments to Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace

Police block the road during a demonstration in Minsk. Photo by Mikalai Anishchanka/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
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What to Know About the Protests in Belarus

Roman Nasirov at the hearings on corruption charges. Photo by Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
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Testing Times for Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Reforms

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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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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

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The Pope and the Russian Patriarch

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

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