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Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

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

Prof., Department of Political Science & Sociology, European University in St. Petersburg (EUSP)


  Stepanova E., “Russia”, in The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect (Oxford University Press, 2016), p. 409-428.

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  Stepanova E., “Regionalization of violent jihadism and beyond: the case of Daesh”, in Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, no. 3, June 2016, p. 30–55.

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  Stepanova E., “La Russie a-t-elle une "grande stratégie" au Moyen Orient?”, Politique étrangère, no. 2, Été 2016, p. 23-35.    HTML    PDF

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

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Dr Stepanova's research and publications focus on armed conflicts, terrorism, insurgency, political economy of violence, human security and peace-building. Her several books include Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Books Reports Chapters
Stepanova E., Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), 200 p.

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Stepanova E., Afghan Narcotrafficking: A Joint Threat Assessment,
Report by Joint U.S.-Russia Working Group on the Afghan Narcotrafficking
(EastWest Institute, 2013).
Stepanova E., “Transnational Islamist terrorism: network fragmentation and bottom-up regionalization,” in Global Terrorism Index 2014: (Sydney: Institute of Economics & Peace, 2014), p. 74–78.
Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization
eds Saikia J. and Stepanova E. (New Delhi; London; Los Angeles: Sage, 2009), 266 p.

Stepanova E., Russia's Concerns Relating to Afghanistan and the Broader Region in the Context of the US/NATO Withdrawal (Barcelona: CIDOB, 2013).
Stepanova E., “Terrorism and antiterrorism,” in The Handbook of Global Security Policy (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), p. 126–144.
Stepanova E., Terrorismo en el conflicto asimétrico: aspectos ideológicos y estructurales, Cuadernos de Actualidad en Defensa y Estrategia, no. 2: En Torno a la Asimetría (Buenos Aires: Ministeria de Defensa, 2009).
Stepanova E., Afghanistan after 2014: The Way Forward for Russia, Russie.NEI.Visions, no. 71, May 2013 (Paris: Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), 2013).
Stepanova E., “Lone wolves and network agents in leaderless jihad: the case of the Boston Marathon bombing cell”, in Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014), p. 50–63.

Books in Russian

Stepanova E., [Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects]
(Moscow: Nauchnaya kniga, 2010), 288 p.

Stepanova E.A., [The Role of Illicit Drug Business in the Political Economy of Conflicts and Terrorism] (Moscow: Ves Mir, 2005), 312 p.

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Stepanova E.A., [Civil-Military Relations in Operations Other Than War] (Moscow: Human Rights Publ., 2001), 272 p.

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[Kosovo: International Aspects of the Crisis], co-ed. by E. Stepanova
(Carnegie Moscow Center, 1999), 309 p.

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Editorial boards


Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

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

Terrorism and Political Violence

Publisher: Routledge (Taylor&Francis)

Edited at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) St Andrews University (UK)

International Journal of Conflict and Violence

on-line journal; edited in cooperation with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Conflict and Violence, University of Bielefeld (Germany)

Pathways to Peace and Security

Publisher: IMEMO, Moscow

Edited by IMEMO's Peace and Conflict Studies Unit

Current issue (May 2016)   

Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security

Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Edited by Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR-Center)

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