Russia and Eurasia

The Carnegie Russia and Eurasia Program has, since the end of the Cold War, led the field on Eurasian security, including strategic nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, development, economic and social issues, governance, and the rule of law.
 
In the spotlight
 

A World Order Reshaped by Vladimir Putin’s Ambition

Moscow today has broader ambitions, greater resources, and a willingness to push back against challenges.

Uzbekistan at Twenty-Five: What Next?

Uzbekistan’s political system, security apparatus, and economy will soon be tested. Whether it succeeds or stumbles will have implications for the entire Eurasian region.

The Revival of the Russian Military

Russia has recently evinced a newfound willingness to use force to get what it wants.

Dangerous Days in Karabakh

The twenty-one-year ceasefire in and around Nagorny Karabakh had been looking very precarious. A tragic outbreak of fighting there could be dangerous for the whole region.

The West and Russia: For Now, Do No (Further) Harm

Europe’s rupture with Russia has entered its third year. Is there a way forward?

Ukraine Reform Monitor: February 2016

The biggest challenges facing Ukraine are its long-standing, systemic failures—a corrupt government and a political system dominated by big business.

U.S. Policy Toward Central Asia 3.0

Major geopolitical shifts and internal dynamics are setting the stage for possible increased great-power competition in Central Asia between Russia and China at a time when the region is becoming less hospitable to the projection of U.S. power and to the promotion of democracy.

Russian Ideology After Crimea

Following the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the Russian public has embraced an increasingly conservative and nationalistic ideology.

 

Carnegie Moscow Center

Inside Russia

Changing Geopolitics of Eurasia

Carnegie Experts on Russia and Eurasia

  • Alexey Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

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  • Alexander Baunov
    Senior Associate
    Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    De Waal is a senior associate with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.

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  • Vladimir Dvorkin
    Distinguished Military Fellow
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a distinguished military fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
    Moscow Center

    Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

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  • Balázs Jarábik
    Nonresident Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Jarábik is a nonresident scholar focusing on Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

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  • Andrei Kolesnikov
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Kolesnikov is a senior associate and the chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Eugene Rumer
    Director and Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.

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  • Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.

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  • Richard Sokolsky
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Richard Sokolsky is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program. His work focuses on U.S. policy toward Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.

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  • Paul Stronski
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program

    Paul Stronski is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies

    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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