Almost all de facto states that survive for some time have a powerful 'patron' that provides security guarantees and economic support. Too often this has resulted in the de facto states simply being brushed off as hapless pawns in their patron's power play. In 'DeFacto' we challenge...
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 path between Russia and the EU.
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.
This project addresses Russia's Arctic policy provisions compared with other states. Can cooperative Russian and Western Arctic policies survive the current crisis in Russian-Western relations?
The project "Developments in the Russian Far East" looks at Russian decision-making and international engagement around development of Russia’s Pacific coast.
The project consists of a wide range of activities including capacity-building of the OSCE Academy as a regional meeting point for research and education, support for two MA programmes in Politics and Security and Economic Governance and Development and research activities.
The project focuses on strengthening the competence of university lecturers in the South Caucasus and Central Asia.
This project investigates the developments of nation-building, nationalism and notions of the 'other' in today's Russia.
RUSSCASP aims to examine driving forces shaping Russian and Caspian energy exports, energy developments in the High North and the potential role of foreign energy companies in these regions.