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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., Russia’s Approach to Afghanistan Following the Taliban Takeover, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 724, 22 November 2021.      pdf


  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, pp. 313–332.


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


Stepanova E., “Russia and the search for a negotiated solution in Afghanistan,” in Europe-Asia Studies. V. 73. № 5. 2021.

Stepanova E., “Foreign Terrorist Fighters from Russia in and after Syria and Iraq: (Trans) National Trends and Threats”, in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 7 June 2021.

  Stepanova E., Russia’s regional balancing and interests in the Middle East: Benefits, risks and implications for Europe, in Orient, vol. 62, no IV (2021), pp. 45–58.
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 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., 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., “Regionalization of violent jihadism and beyond: the case of Daesh”, in Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, vol. 2, no. 2 (2016), p. 30–55.

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., “Russia in the Middle East: Back to a “Grand Strategy” – or Enforcing Multilateralism?”, in Politique étrangère, no. 2, Summer 2016, p. 23-35.

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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 2021)  

Indexed: DOAJ

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

Publisher: Moscow State University.

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