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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 / NIS Center of research analyses the relations of Russia and the New Independent States with the rest of the world, with a special focus on security issues. 

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN

Director of Ifri's Russia-NIS Center

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Michaël LEVYSTONE

Associate Research Fellow, Russia / NIS Center 

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Dimitri MINIC

Research Fellow, Russia / NIS Center 

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Anne SOUIN

Project Officer, Russia/NIS Center

Pavel BAEV

Associate Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Marlène LARUELLE

Associate Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Bobo LO

Associate Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Julien NOCETTI

Associate Fellow, Russia/NIS Center and Geopolitics of Technologies Program

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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...

23/09/2021
By: Sergey SUKHANKIN

Since 2014, Russia’s policies toward Kaliningrad Oblast—its westernmost region located between Lithuania and Poland and physically cut off from Russia’s main body—have undergone notable transformation. One crucial change was the inception of a policy aimed at remilitarization, which has...

28/06/2021
By: Kalev STOICESCU, (ed.) , Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, Liana FIX, Artūrs BIKOVS, Agnieszka LEGUCKA, Keir GILES

This report analyses Western-Russian relations and proposes a way forward for conducting dialogue with Russia. It offers an analysis of Russia’s relations with NATO and the EU, an overview of the bilateral relations of various Western countries with Russia, a glimpse of China’s role, and an...

03/05/2021

The extraordinarily troublesome year 2020 tested many international institutions and bilateral ties, but few experienced sharper challenges than the complex relations between Russia and Turkey, which have a strong impact on crisis developments in Europe’s immediate neighborhood.

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...

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.<...>

11/02/2020
By: Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Anna Myroniuk on Kyiv Post

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was written based on the experience of Kyiv Post staff writer Anna Myroniuk, a native of Donetsk, on a trip to Paris at the invitation of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which sponsored a visit by Ukrainian journalists in early February. In Paris, the...