Centre for Russia and Eurasia Studies

The Centre for Russia and Eurasia Studies undertakes in-depth, analytically-focussed research into domestic and foreign policy issues in Russia and the other post-Soviet states.

Established in 2010 as the Russia Studies Centre, the programme’s geographical scope has widened since 2014, mirroring the high level of importance attached to the region.

Drawing the Line: Declaring Putin Illegitimate as a Step Towards Future-Russia

Lessons from the First Cyberwar: How Supporting Ukraine on the Digital Battlefield Can Help Improve the UK’s Online Resilience

Ukraine’s Nuclear Shadow: National Security Implications for NATO and the UK

Getting a Foot in the Door: Creating a Future Russia Now

Russia and the Anti-Western Axis Must be Militarily Defeated: Shifting the Western consensus toward ending Russia’s military threat to Ukraine and the West

Why Still Pro-Russia? Making Sense of Hungary’s and Serbia’s Pro-Russia Stance

Opening a Second Western Front Against Putin: Russia’s Latin American Proxies

Lessons for Taiwan: Understanding Why Sanctions Failed to Deter Conflict in Ukraine

Russia’s Role in the Balkans

After Crimea: Towards a New British Geostrategy for Eastern Europe?

Russian ‘Black PR’: Examining the Practice of Ruining Reputations

Russian Corruption: Domestic and International Consequences

Russian Kleptocracy And The Rule Of Law: How The Kremlin Undermines European Judicial Systems

Russia’s Economic Prospects – Modernisation or Stagnation?

Russia’s Policies towards a Changing Arctic

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Ending Russia’s War Against Ukraine

The Queen’s Bookkeeper and the Oligarchs: Examining Sir Michael Peat’s Involvement with Roman Abramovich and Eugene Shvidler

European Security at a Time of Transatlantic Uncertainty

Fighting Corruption with Con Tricks: Romania’s Assault on the Rule of Law

Fit for International Financial Markets? A Closer Look at VTB Group’s Practices

Bear Trap: Russia’s self-defeating Middle East policy

Foreign Interference Unchecked: Models for a UK Foreign Lobbying Act

The Russian Opposition: A Survey of Groups, Individuals, Strategies and Prospects

Close Encounters: Russian Military Intrusions into UK Air- and Sea Space Since 2005

The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia

Nord Stream 2: Myths, Illusions and Realities

Putin’s Peninsula: Crimea’s Annexation and Deterioration

Russia’s Hybrid War Against the UK: Time to Fight Back Against the Kremlin

A “Captured State”: Moldova Between Russia and the West

Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain

Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia

Russia’s Olympic Shame: Corruption, Human Rights and Security at ‘Sochi 2014’

Opposition in Russia to the Invasion of Ukraine: How Much of a Threat is it to Putin’s Regime?

Research Brief – A Steppe Change: Should Britain be Bolder in Central Asia?

The State of Democracy After 25 Years: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe

The Age of Impunity: Russia After Communism and Under Putin

The Kremlin’s Sleight of Hand: Russia’s Soft Power Offensive in the UK

Weaponisation of Refugees in Putin’s Long-Standing Hybrid War Against the West

Ukraine-Russia Policy: Next Steps for the West

Defender of the Faiths: How the Russian Government uses Religious Diplomacy

A Definition of Contemporary Russian Conflict: How Does the Kremlin Wage War?

What Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Tells Us About Chinese Policy Towards Taiwan

Impact and Effectiveness: Sanctions on Russia 2014-2020

Renewing the Resistance: The UK’s role in the Crimea Platform

Russia’s Abuse of Interpol

The Art of Deceit: How China and Russia Use Sharp Power to Subvert the West

A Peaceful Solution to Georgia’s Conflicts

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Will Russia Invade Ukraine? Moscow’s Threat to European Security

Putin Sees and Hears it all: How Russia’s Intelligence Agencies Menace The UK

The Long Arm of Vladimir Putin

The Shuvalov Affair: A Case History of a Putin Aide’s Financial Controversy

A Fateful Summit: The Future of NATO’s Relationship with Russia

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Global Crisis

Russia’s Descent Toward Authoritarianism: An Examination of the Khodorkovsky Case

A Weaker Russia and the West’s Opportunity in the South Caucasus

Close Encounters: Russian Military Activities in the Vicinity of UK Air and Sea Space, 2005-2016


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