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.
The Eurasia Program 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 the Bear Market Brief, analyzes the linkages between Russia’s economy and its political system. The Program also continues to deepen its focus on Russia’s role in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly with regard to North Korea’s nuclear program. 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.
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