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Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

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

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


  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].

 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., 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., The ISIS Factor in Afghanistan: How Much of a Challenge for Russia? Bishkek Project Memo, 30 March 2017.

Reports Chapters Articles
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., “Russia”, in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect (Oxford University Press, 2016), p. 409-428.
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., 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., 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., 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., “Transnational Islamist terrorism: network fragmentation and bottom-up regionalization,” in Global Terrorism Index 2014: (Sydney: Institute of Economics & Peace, 2014), p. 74–78.
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


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)

Pathways to Peace and Security

Publisher: IMEMO, Moscow

Edited by IMEMO's Peace and Conflict Studies Unit

Current issue (December 2016)   

Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security

Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

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

  © 2007—2017, Ekaterina Stepanova