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
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2019What do most Russians think about President Putin, the policies of the Kremlin and the West? Is Russia on the right track? How do Russians view the future? President Vladimir Putin has, since he was elected in 2000, scored high in public opinion polls. After the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 the...
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Putin's Power Revisited: How identity positions and great power interaction condition strategic cooperation in Syria2019This article investigates how Russian foreign policies are shaped in a two-level interactive social game. Russian foreign policies take their cue from ingrained identity positions articulated by the state leadership and negotiated in domestic debates, but they are also informed by interaction with other...
Research projects about Russia and Eurasia
Report on significant distortions in the economy of the Russian Federation for the purpose of trade defence investigations (EU-Russia trade)2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
This project will produce a comprehensive study of Russia's economy, focusing on regulations, laws, subsidies and other aspects that may interfere in competition in the markets.
Photograph: Allan Hopkins/Creative Commons/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?
Foto: Alexxx Malev/Creative Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0
2019 - 2022 (Ongoing)
GEOPATH is a collaborative research project which aims to build competency in the Georgian research sector as well as producing new insights into the crucial question of Georgia's future strategic...