Exploring the political, economic, social, and foreign policy issues in the geopolitical region of Russia and the former Soviet states in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Undertaking projects that span research, analysis, assessment, and action in the regions of the former Soviet Union.
New Article - Putin's Absence Defines Russia's Relationship with EAS 
by Oliver Backes, Research Assistant
New Article - Will economy be Putin's downfall? 
by Andrew C. Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow
New Paper - U.S.-Russian relations: The path ahead after the crisis 
by Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Fellow
Multimedia on the Crisis in Ukraine:
The Russia and Eurasia Program engages in research projects that provide analysis, assessment, and recommendations to government, non-profit, and private sector officials. The Program’s geographic focus is Eurasia, a region encompassing not just the former Soviet Union, but the entire supercontinent from Europe to East Asia and Russia to India. We most closely follow Russia and the other 11 post-Soviet states, but we must widen our geographic ambit to understand the interests and actions of these states.
The Program carries out research on issues affecting Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, and Eurasia as a whole. Major areas of focus include economic development, trade and transit, regional security, terrorism, defense and high technology, and energy, among others. The Program also analyzes the political and economic relationships between the states of the former Soviet Union and other critical geopolitical actors, including the United States, the European Union, and the states of Northeast Asia, South Asia, and the Greater Middle East.
Through its publications, public and private conferences, meetings, and seminars, the Program investigates the causes, nature, and local and international consequences of issues in its substantive area of focus, and proposes pragmatic solutions.
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