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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 and the search for negotiated solution in Afghanistan,” in Europe-Asia Studies, 26 October 2020.


  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. (co-author), Fostering a New Security Architecture in the Middle East, A.Dessi and S.Colombo (eds.) (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali; Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2020), 310 p.


  Stepanova E., Akhmad J., Militant-terrorist groups in, and connected to, Afghanistan, Terrorism in Afghanistan: A Joint Threat Assessment (N.Y.: East-West Institute, 2020), pp. 24–40.

  Stepanova E., Russia's Foreign and Security Policy in the Middle East: Entering the 2020s (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali, 2020), 25 p.

Reports & volumes Chapters Journal articles
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.
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., Russia’s Afghan Policy in the Regional and Russia-West Contexts, Russie.Nei.Reports, no. 23. (Paris: Ifri, 2018), 48 p.


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., “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. (ed.), Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts (Moscow: IMEMO, 2018), 331 p.


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

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Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization
eds Saikia J. and Stepanova E. (New Delhi; London; Los Angeles: Sage, 2009), 266 p.

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. Anti-Terrorism and Peace-Building During and After Conflict (Stockholm: SIPRI, 2003).

Reprinted in: Peace Studies: Critical Concepts in Political Science. — L.: Routledge, 2005. V. III. p. 338–389.
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: 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 2020)  

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

Publisher: Moscow State University.

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