Eastern Europe and Eurasia

For general inquiries concerning the Eastern Europe and Eurasia research division please contact: osteuropa.eurasien(at)swp-berlin.org.


The Research Division explores political structures, social processes and developments in foreign, security and military policy in the post-Soviet states of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, in particular Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the South Caucasus and Central Asia.

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ISSICEU (compl.)

The project »Intra- and Inter-Societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond« (ISSICEU) analyses political regimes, civic participation, economic interdependencies and neighbourhood influences in the Caucasus. SWP focuses on the role of Turkey as an actor and factor in configuring political space in the Caucasus, particularly in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict.

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SWP Comments

Fabian Burkhardt
Russia’s “Passportisation” of the Donbas

The Mass Naturalisation of Ukrainians Is More Than a Foreign Policy Tool


Muriel Asseburg, Hamidreza Azizi, Galip Dalay, Moritz Pieper
The Covid-19 Pandemic and Conflict Dynamics in Syria

Neither a Turning Point Nor an Overall Determinant


SWP Research Papers

Andrea Schmitz
Uzbekistan’s Transformation

Strategies and Perspectives


Franziska Smolnik
Cooperation, Trust, Security?

The Potential and Limits of the OSCE’s Economic and Environmental Dimension