Research focus:

 Armed conflicts
 Human security
 Political economy of conflicts

Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

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

NEW! “Russia: Response to terrorism in the twenty-first century,” in
Non-Western Responses to Terrorism (Manchester Univ. Press, 11 January 2019).

7 Dec. 2018: presentation "Russia’s Policy on the Middle East Conflicts", George Washington University, DC
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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. (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. (ed.), Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts
(Moscow: IMEMO, 2018), 331 p.


  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, the East-West Dimension and the Role of the OSCE,” in The Search for Stability in Libya: OSCE's Role between Internal Obstacles and External Challenges (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali / Nuova Cultura, 2018), p. 89–111.

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Edited volumes, Reports Chapters Articles
Stepanova E., Cragin K., "Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism," in A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations
(Lanham, MD: CSIS/Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), p. 73–81.
Stepanova E., “Russia's Policy on Afghanistan,” in The Central Asia - Afghanistan Relationship (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), p. 89–114.
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.

Stepanova E. (ed.), Addressing Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization (Perspectives from Russia and the United States) (Moscow, IMEMO, 2017), 262 p. [Pathways to Peace and Security, no. 1(52), 2017: Special Issue].    PDF
Stepanova E., “Russia”, in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect (Oxford University Press, 2016), p. 409-428.
Stepanova E., Russia in the Middle East: Back to a “Grand Strategy” – or Enforcing Multila-
 Politique étrangère, no. 2, Summer 2016, p. 23-35.
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Stepanova E., Afghan Narcotrafficking: A Joint Threat Assessment, Report by Joint U.S.-Russia Working Group on the Afghan Narcotrafficking (N.Y.: EastWest Institute, 2013), 60 p.
Stepanova E., “Terrorism and antiterrorism,” in The Handbook of Global Security Policy (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), p. 126–144.
Stepanova E., “La Russie a-t-elle une "grande stratégie" au Moyen Orient?”, Politique étrangère, no. 2, Été 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


Terrorism and Political Violence

Publisher: Routledge (Taylor&Francis)

Indexed: WoS, Scopus

Global Responsibility to Protect

Publisher: Brill

Indexed: Scopus

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

Pathways to Peace and Security

Publisher: IMEMO, Moscow

Editor-in-chief: Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

Current issue (Fall-Winter 2018)  

Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security

Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

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

  © 2007—2019, Ekaterina Stepanova