The Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute was founded in 2015 with the aim of examining the political, security, economic, and social trends shaping Europe and Eurasia. Our research agenda covers the increasingly tense competition roiling the region from several angles. It has a multi-year focus on the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, emphasizing how geography, economics, ideology, and history continue to shape politics and security in both regions. The program also publishes analyses of Russian foreign policy, including Russia’s role in Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East. The Russia Political Economy Project, along with BMB Russia, analyzes the linkages between Russia’s economy and its political system. The Eurasia Program’s thematic initiatives also include the Democracy at Risk rubric, which examines the trends of democratization and authoritarian pushback in the region. The Central Asia Initiative is our newest project dedicated to examining the geopolitics and geoeconomics of the rapidly changing region and informing the US policymakers and policy-influencers on matters that affect US national interests.
To help you understand this evolving crisis, we have compiled a research guide of publications, event recordings, and podcasts to help explain current events in Ukraine. FPRI has also included resources about other protracted conflicts, the neighboring Baltic states, and the role of NATO in managing the fall-out from the war.
Chain Reaction is the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s flagship network of podcast series examining the political, security, economic, and social trends shaping Europe and Eurasia. Throughout the year we are talking with experts about developments in Russia’s war in Ukraine, the new European security order, the past, present, and future of the Baltic States, Russia’s political economy, and great power competition in the region.