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Research focus:

 Armed conflicts
 Human security
 Peace processes
 Political economy of conflicts

Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

Head, Peace & Conflict Studies Unit,
National Research Institute
of World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow


Stepanova E. Between War and Peace: Peace Processes and Armed Violence (Moscow: IMEMO, 2023), 198 p.

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Stepanova E. “Ceasefires as a part of war, peace process, or a ‘no peace, no war’ format,” International Trends, vol. 21, no. 1(72) (2023), pp. 43–74.

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Stepanova E. “Foreign Terrorist Fighters from Russia in and after Syria and Iraq: (Trans) National Trends and Threats”, in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol. 46, no. 11 (2023), pp. 2214–2240.

Stepanova E. “Russia, Central Asia and non-traditional security threats from Afghanistan following the US withdrawal,” Global Policy, vol. 13, no. 1 (2022), pp. 138–145.

Stepanova E. ISIS and the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Syria and Iraq (Moscow: IMEMO, 2020), 198 p.

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  Stepanova E., “Russia: Beyond the Global South-North Framework,” in Transforming the War on Drugs: Warriors, Victims and Vulnerable Regions (London: Hurst, 2021), pp. 253–296.

  Stepanova E., “Terrorism in the Russian Empire”, in The Cambridge History of Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2021), pp. 284–312.

  Stepanova E., “Terrorism in post-Soviet Russia”, in The Cambridge History of Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2021), pp. 313–332.


Stepanova E. “Peace process: on substantive definition,” World Economy and International Relations, vol. 66, no. 9 (2022), pp. 5–18.


Stepanova E. and Golunov S., “Peace processes, violence, and de facto states: introduction,” Pathways to Peace and Security,” no. 1(62), Special Issue: Peace Processes, Violence, and De Facto States (2022), pp. 7–29.


  Stepanova E., “Russia and the search for a negotiated solution in Afghanistan,” in Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 73, no. 5 (2021), pp. 928–952.

Chapters Journal articles Reports
Stepanova E., “Russia’s Approach to the Conflict in Libya,” in The Search for Stability in Libya (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali / Nuova Cultura, 2018), p. 89–111.

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Stepanova E., “Russia’s regional balancing and interests in the Middle East: benefits, risks and implications for Europe”, Orient, vol. 62, no IV (2021), pp. 45–58.
Stepanova E., Russia's Foreign and Security Policy in the Middle East: Entering the 2020s (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali, 2020), 25 p.

Stepanova E., “Russia's response to terrorism in the twenty-first century,” in Non-Western Responses to Terrorism (Manchester Univ. Press, 2019), pp. 23–54.
Stepanova E., “Russia and conflicts in the Middle East: regionalisation and implications for the West,” in The International Spectator, vol. 53, no. 4 (2018), pp. 35–57.

Stepanova E., Akhmad J., Militant-terrorist groups in, and connected to, Afghanistan, in Terrorism in Afghanistan: A Joint Threat Assessment (N.Y.: East-West Institute, 2020), pp. 24–40.
Stepanova E. (co-author), “Violence, wars, peace, and security,” in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, Vol. 2: Political Regulation, Governance and Societal Transformations (Cambridge University Press, 2018), p. 411-456.


Stepanova E., “Regionalization of violent jihadism and beyond: the case of Daesh,” Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, vol. 2, no. 2 (2016), p. 30–55.

Stepanova E., Global Terrorism and Anti-terrorism after ISIL: Two Key Aspects That Will Not Change Soon, in Global Terrorism Index 2019 (Sydney: IEP, 2019), pp. 71-73.


Editorial boards


Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

Publisher: Brill

Edited in cooperation with the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

Indexed: WoS, Scopus

Global Responsibility to Protect

Publisher: Brill

Indexed: Scopus

Pathways to Peace and Security

Publisher: IMEMO, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Editor-in-chief: Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

Current issue (Fall-Winter 2023)  

Indexed: DOAJ, RSCI

Moscow State University Review. Series 25: International Relations and World Politics

Publisher: Moscow State University.

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