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IISS research into Russia and Eurasia focuses on the politics, political economy and international relations of Russia and the other states of post-Soviet 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.
With talk in world capitals of a new cold war, this Adelphi examines the roots of the Ukraine crisis, analyses Western and Russian policies in post-Soviet Eurasia since 1991, and provides an assessment of both Russia and the West's actions post-2014.
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14 December 2016.
This chapter covers the Ukraine crisis itself: the election of Viktor Yanukovych; the developments that led to the Maidan Revolution; the fall of Yanukovych’s government; the occupation and annexation of the Crimean peninsula; the intensification of conflict in eastern Ukraine; and international attempts to resolve the situation.
The Ukraine crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome in which all parties are worse off, and international security has declined. In this final chapter, the authors consider ways in which the major players might move past this negative-sum game.
20 October 2016.
Russia has used its military beyond its borders with unprecedented frequency in the period since the invasion of Crimea in February 2014. In this PONARS Policy Memo Samuel Charap explains this behaviour, arguing that we should see Moscow's use of force as one element of a broader coercive bargaining process.
02 June 2016.
From November 2013–April 2016, the IISS Russia and Eurasia Programme jointly led a Track II initiative on United States–Russia relations in the Asia-Pacific with the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The project brought together Asia-Pacific regional experts from those two countries to discuss the most pressing issues facing the US and Russia in the region. The final report is available here. Its...
14 April 2016.
By Dr Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, and Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations
US–Russian relations have been in a downward spiral since Vladimir Putin took the fateful decision to invade Crimea in February 2014. More than two years later, the situation is as grave as it has been since the heated days of the Cold War, in the early 1980s. Russia and...
12 April 2016.
International diplomacy with respect to the Syrian conflict has been episodic and generally ineffective. Greater engagement by the Syrian regime and the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2254 in support of negotiations on Syria's political transition have improved prospects for a political solution. But the parties remain far apart on the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a political transition, and therefore still face a steep uphill climb.
30 March 2016.
Dr Kurt Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Asia Group
Dr Vasily Mikheev, Deputy Director, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations
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10 March 2016.
Attempts to normalise Russia–Japan relations have come in fits and starts over the past 20 years, but both Putin and Abe have signalled their intent to achieve real progress in 2016, explains John Drennan.
04 February 2016.
2016 promises to be a decisive year for Ukraine. The sudden resignation on 3 February of Economics Minister Aivaras Abromavicius – and the immediate sharp fall of Ukraine's sovereign bonds – suggest that the showdown is at hand, much sooner than expected.
The country faces a stark choice. Its second civil-society uprising in a decade could dissolve into infighting among oligarchs, as the first one did. Or, with the help...
16 December 2015.
By Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia
The Center for the National Interest has recently published a report entitled 'The United States and Russia after the Ukraine crisis: Three Scenarios' . In his chapter, IISS Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia Dr Samuel Charap explores how the US-Russia relationship could improve.
By late 2015, both Washington and Moscow come to recognize the “New Cold War” footing they had adopted in the preceding two...
The product of over two years of Track II dialogue between Asia-Pacific experts, this report discusses how the US and Russia both depend on developments in the Asia-Pacific region for their future prosperity and security.
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