Russia and Eurasia Program

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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

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The Russia and Eurasia Program engages in projects that provide research, analysis, assessment, and recommendations to government and non-government officials for action. Its substantive focus encompasses all the regions of the former Soviet Union.

The Russia and Eurasia Program also undertakes projects that examine pivotal and timely issues affecting Eastern Europe and Central Asia such as economic development , energy, democratization, HIV/AIDS, and human rights abuses. The program raises awareness of issues related to these topics; investigates their causes, nature, and local and international consequences, and proposes potential solutions through a variety of meetings, seminars and publications.

Alongside its projects and policy work, the program builds and maintains strategic networks of scholars and experts for its various initiatives.

More information about our projects and access to program publications can be found on the Russia & Eurasia program publication page.


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    CSIS Resources on Crisis in Ukraine

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    The Russia Balance Sheet provides comprehensive, balanced, and accurate information on all key aspects of Russia’s developments and their implications for the United States.


    The RBS speaker series, hosted in Washington, D.C., brings some of Russia’s most insightful thought leaders and emerging political figures to discuss the core challenges for Russian foreign and domestic policies during the next presidential term and beyond.

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    The North Caucasus research project seeks to deepen the understanding of the factors contributing to rising instability, violence and social discontent in the North Caucasus

  • North Distribution Network Train

    The Northern Distribution Network project analyzes the risks and opportunities associated with new and potential supply lines into Afghanistan.

  • US-Russian partnership on global health

    The Eurasia Health Project aims to achieve mutual understanding and progress in US-Russian partnership on global health.

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    This blog provides in depth coverage and analysis of developments throughout the region with original content by members and guest commentary from experts.

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    This project is developing a comprehensive assessment of the geostrategic impact of evolving relations between these three pivotal countries and the implications for the United States.

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    Past projects from the Russia and Eurasia Program.

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