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

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

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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).


  Stepanova E., How and Why the United States and Russia Can Cooperate on Terrorism, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 450, November 2016.

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 (December 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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