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Russian Foreign Policy and Security

Vladimir Putin with Sergey Lavrov. 23.03.2016
Vladimir Putin with Sergey Lavrov. 23.03.2016

The Foreign Policy and Security research axis whithin Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center analyses the relations of Russia and the Eurasian States with the rest of the world, with a special focus on security issues. 

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN

Director of Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center

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Dimitri MINIC

Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center 

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Anne SOUIN

Project Officer, Russia / Eurasia Center

Pavel BAEV

Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center

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Marlène LARUELLE

Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center

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Bobo LO

Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center

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Julien NOCETTI

Associate Fellow, Russia / Eurasia and Geopolitics of Technologies Centers

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21/09/2023

The Russian army is very critical of its war in Ukraine. Not just of the first phase of the failed special military operation (SVO), which was inspired by the theorization of bypassing, but also of the strategic deterrence phase that preceded it.

28/11/2022
By: Raimondo LANZA

Italy’s new far-right government has been widely perceived as the potential weak spot of the anti-Kremlin European front following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: traditionally pro-Putin politicians such as Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi are back in power. Yet, after Mario Draghi’s hawkish...

09/09/2022

The two years preceding the Russian invasion of Ukraine suggested that Russia had adopted a measured policy toward the post-Soviet space. Faced with social protests in Belarus, a coup in Kyrgyzstan, the victory of pro-European president Maia Sandu in Moldova, the second war in Nagorno-Karabakh...

21
Nov
2023
Tuesday 21 November 2023
from 15:00 to 18:30 - Conférences

The Black Sea has become a battleground in the Russian-Ukrainian war. While Moscow asserts its ambitions for power at sea and on land, Ankara controls maritime access through the strait. Turkey plays the role of mediator to ensure the security of grain and hydrocarbon...

09
Jun
2021
Wednesday 09 June 2021
from 16:00 to 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

After four years of a Trump presidency marked by “Russiagate”, the election of Joe Biden at the end of 2020 marks a new turning point in Russian-American relations. While the change in the American administration allowed the New START treaty on strategic arms reduction to be saved in...

12
Mar
2021
Friday 12 March 2021
from 09:30 to 11:30 - Videoconferences

The EU-Russia relationship, which has been deteriorating since 2014, has recently experienced various shocks, such as the poisoning, then imprisonment of opposition leader Alexey Navalny and the failure of EU High Representative Josep Borrell’s diplomatic visit to Moscow. Judging by Russian...

27
Jan
2021
Wednesday 27 January 2021
from 13:00 to 14:30 - Videoconferences

The Arctic region has enjoyed lasting political stability for several decades. However, the region is very vulnerable to the acceleration of climate change, and in addition, it is subject to growing interest from global powers eager to explore its geo-economic and geo-strategic potential....

07/02/2022
By: Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Sylvie Corbet, Lori Hinnant and Vladimir Isachenkov in Associated Press

Rarely in recent years has the Kremlin been so popular with European visitors. French President Emmanuel Macron arrives Monday. The Hungarian prime minister visited last week. And in days to come, the German chancellor will be there, too. All are hoping to get through to President Vladimir...

30/05/2021
By: Florian VIDAL, and José Halloy, article published in The Conversation

The series For All Mankind (2019) is a fictional alternate history that imagines a world where the Soviet Union was the first power to send an astronaut to the moon. From that starting point, the two rival superpowers compete to establish their own lunar station.

10/02/2021
By: Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Michael Peel, Guy Chazan, Henry Foy and Victor Mallet in the Financial Times

Kremlin stance is blow to European countries which favour outreach to Moscow. Russia’s combative treatment of the EU’s top diplomat during a landmark trip there has triggered a political outcry — but little expectation that the European bloc will end divisions over how to handle the Kremlin.<...>