Russia and Eurasia
‘Eurasia’ is a term that covers the former Soviet republics. This is a conflict-ridden area of major importance, not least as regards energy supplies.
The Russian Federation is the dominant country in this region, which includes the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the trans-Caucasian republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, many conflicts have erupted in this area: Abkhazia and South Ossetia battling for independence from Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan seeking control over Nagorno-Karabakh – and Russia and Ukraine in conflict over the Crimean peninsula.
Russia’s foreign policy is a central theme in NUPI’s research on Russia and Eurasia. Also important are energy and economic issues, given Russia’s standing as a major producer of oil and gas. Other priority research fields are ethnicity, nation-building, nationalism and national identity, as well as democracy and human rights.
Source: Store Norske Leksikon and NUPI.
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Publications about Russia and Eurasia
2018In Russia, civil society engagement with the petroleum sector is surprisingly rich and varied for a country that is ranked low on most democracy-related indicators. This chapter finds that there is a lively and varied public debate, with business associations, research institutes, independent experts,...
2018This book seeks to pose and explore a question that sheds light on the contested but largelyl cooperative nature of Arctic governance in the post Cold-War period: how does power matter - and how has it mattered - in shaping cross-border cooperation and diplomacy in the Arctic? Each chapter functions...
2018Puzzled by how geographical changes in the Arctic might cause changes in state behavior the authors of this article have been inspired to return to the roots of geopolitical reasoning. By combining insights from the intellectual roots of the geopolitical tradition with empirical data on geographical...
Research projects about Russia and Eurasia
Russia's strategic approaches to Europe: Addressing the puzzle through policy relevant research (StratApproach)2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How is Russia’s strategic approach to Europe shaped by its reading of Western intentions and actions and what implications does this approach has for Norway?
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2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the conservative New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Europe, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these...
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2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
GPARC aims to provide up-to-date academic and policy analyses of how major powers (USA, Russia, China) set parameters for and intervene in the maritime politics of the Arctic.