Russia and Eurasia

Russia and Eurasia

The IISS Russia and Eurasia programme focuses on the politics, political economy, and international relations of Russia and the other states of post-Soviet Eurasia.

'We highly value the Shangri-la Dialogue as a useful platform for regular exchange of views on topical security issues'

Igor Morgulov, Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia

Survival

Russia, Syria and the Doctrine of Intervention

Despite some hopes that it might play a constructive diplomatic role, Russia was never going to be part of the solution to the Syrian crisis – at least not on terms that the West and the Syrian opposition could accept.

Reset 2.0

US-Russia relations in the second Obama term

The US 'reset' towards Russia during the first Obama administration brought several key outcomes, including the landmark New START treaty and Russian WTO membership. More recently, however, the relationship has flagged. Can it be revived?

Jihad in Russia

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics approaching, measures against the Islamist 'Caucasus Emirate' movement have assumed greater urgency in the North Caucasus.

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