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Kiev / Minsk / Astana

The Eurasia research axis whithin Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center analyses the evolutions of New Independent States (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaïdjan, Kazakhstan, Ouzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tadjikistan and Kirghizistan) and of their relations with the Russian Federation.


Director of Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center

Dimitri MINIC

Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center 


Project Officer, Russia / Eurasia Center


Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center 

Pavel BAEV

Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center


Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center

By: Dominic FEAN

After the European Union's intervention in the August 2008 Russo-Georgian war, the EU has stepped up the visibility of its involvement in the South Caucasian state. Its political, economic and manpower engagement is now vital to the country's prosperity and stability. The Eastern Partnership,...

By: Jean-Philippe TARDIEU

Russia's military intervention in Georgia in August 2008 sent a shock wave across the post-Soviet space, particularly the republics to the west and south of Russia. In December 2008, the European Union formalized the Eastern Partnership initiative, directed at Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,...


"This volume is a most timely and useful contribution to the literature on contemporary Russia and its neighborhood. Thomas Gomart and Tatiana Kastueva-Jean have brought together a fine team of established and young scholars to discuss some of the most critical domestic and foreign policy...


China has become an important provider of development assistance (through grants and soft loans) to Central Asian states. The focus of this study is the two states of the region most in need of aid: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The paper discusses the characteristics of Chinese assistance,...

By: Didier CHAUDET

The goal of this paper is to analyze the threat of Islamist terrorism in Central Asia, through analysis of what could be termed a real Al Qaeda-like threat: the IMU (Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan) and its splinter cells, which seem to be the real problem in Central Asia.

By: Stephen ARIS

Since 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has played an important role in the improvement of Russian-Chinese relations. It has proven valuable for the expression of Moscow and Beijing's common interests at a regional level. However, the SCO is not insulated from potential...


In this year's collection from Ifri's Russia/NIS Center, four themes are explored: the EU-Russia relationship, the strategies of Russia's national champions, Russian foreign policy, and energy and strategy dimensions in Russian bilateral relations. "Any publication on Russia to be released in...


Since the fall of the USSR, Armenia and Russia have sealed a strategic pact within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the military arm of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This political, military and economic alliance represents the strategic...

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