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.
News about Russia and Eurasia
6 Dec 2019
PODCAST: Ramzan Kadyrov’s reign in Chechnya has cast a wave of fear and oppression across this Russian republic. What does that mean for the people living there, and for those who have fled the region in fear? And why don’t we talk more about this in the West?
28 Aug 2019
One of the main observations from the research is that nobody really knows what a BRI project is and what it is not.
Publications about Russia and Eurasia
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Research projects about Russia and Eurasia
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2019 - 2022 (Ongoing)
This project will examine whether Russian energy actors are aware of the possibility of swift decarbonization of the global energy supply, what consequences they think it would have for demand for Russian...
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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.
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2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?