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Dr Ekaterina Stepanova


in English, unless otherwise noted
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2023  2022 2021 
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2000 1999 1996-1998


In Russian:

New book: Stepanova E. Between War and Peace: Peace Processes and Armed Violence (Moscow: IMEMO, 2023). 198 p. (in Russian)

ISBN 978-5-9535-0620-5

Stepanova E. “Ceasefires as a part of war, peace process, or a ‘no peace, no war’ format”, International Trends, vol. 21, no. 1(72) (2023), pp. 43–74.     pdf
DOI: 10.17994/IT.2023.
Scopus; RSCI

In English:

Stepanova E., “Foreign Terrorist Fighters from Russia in and after Syria and Iraq: (Trans) National Trends and Threats”, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol. 46, no. 11 (2023), pp. 2214–2240. [Online first: 7 June 2021].
DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2021.1923625
WoS, Scopus


In English:

Stepanova E., “Peace process: on substantive definition,” World Economy and International Relations, vol. 66, no. 9 (2022), pp. 5–18.     pdf
DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2022-66-9-5-18
WoS; Scopus

Stepanova E. and Golunov S. (eds.), Peace Processes, Violence, and De Facto States (Moscow: IMEMO, 2022), 146 p.    pdf
[Pathways to Peace and Security. 2022. no. 1(62): Special Issue]
ISBN: 978-5-9535-0610-6
DOI: 10.20542/978-5-9535-0610-6

Stepanova E. and Golunov S., Peace processes, violence, and de facto states: introduction, Pathways to Peace and Security, no. 1(62): Special Issue: Peace Processes, Violence, and De Facto States (2022), pp. 7–29.       pdf
DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2022-1-7-29

Stepanova E., “Russia, Central Asia and non-traditional security threats from Afghanistan following the US withdrawal,” Global Policy, vol. 13, no. 1 (February 2022), pp. 138–145.
DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.13058
WoS, Scopus

In Russian:

Stepanova E., “Mirnyi protsess: k soderzhatel'nomu opredeleniyu” [Peace process: on substantive definition], Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnyie otnosheniya [World Economy and International Relations], vol. 66, no. 9 (2022), pp. 5–18.     pdf
DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2022-66-9-5-18
WoS; Scopus


Stepanova E., Russias Approach to Afghanistan Following the Taliban Takeover, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 724, 22 November 2021.          pdf

Stepanova E., “Russias regional balancing and interests in the Middle East: Benefits, risks and implications for Europe,” Orient: German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, vol. 62, no. IV: External actors in MENA (2021), pp. 45–58.

Stepanova E., “Russia: Beyond the Global South-North Framework,“ in Annette Adler
and Juan Garzon (eds.), Transforming the War on Drugs: Warriors, Victims and Vulnerable Regions, Oxford University's Changing Character of War Series (London: Hurst,
September 2021), pp. 253–296.
ISBN: 9781787381988                             Order from Hurst and OUP

Stepanova E., “Terrorism in the Russian Empire”, in Richard English (ed.),
The Cambridge History of Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, May 2021),
pp. 284–312.
DOI: 10.1017/9781108556248.012
ISBN (online): 9781108556248; ISBN (print): 9781108470162

Stepanova E., Terrorism in post-Soviet Russia”, in The Cambridge History of Terrorism
(Cambridge University Press, May 2021), pp. 313–332.
DOI: 10.1017/9781108556248.013

Stepanova E., “Russia and the search for a negotiated solution in Afghanistan,”
Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 73, no. 5 (2021), pp. 928–952.
Publ. online 26 October 2020.
DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2020.1826908
WoS, Scopus


In English:

Stepanova E. (co-author), Fostering a New Security Architecture in the Middle East,
ed. by A.Dessi and S.Colombo (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali;
Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2020), 310 p.          pdf
ISBN: 978-88-3365-350-1

Stepanova E., Russia's Foreign and Security Policy in the Middle East: Entering the 2020s,
IAI Papers. 20|16 (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), 2020), 25 p.    pdf
ISBN: 978-88-9368-136-0

Stepanova E., Akhmad J., “Militant-terrorist groups in, and connected to, Afghanistan,” in Terrorism in Afghanistan: A Joint Threat Assessment, U.S.-Russia Working Group on Counterterrorism in Afghanistan (New York: East-West Institute, 2020), pp. 24–40.
ISBN: 978-0-9856824-9-1          pdf (chapter)    pdf (full report)

Stepanova E., “Global terrorism trends and international cooperation on antiterrorism,” in Russian Yearbook on International Law 2019, Special Issue: "Martens Readings2019: Geneva Conventions 70 Years After," ed. L.N.Galenskaya (St.Petersburg: Contrast LTD, 2020), pp. 220–234.
ISBN 978-5-4380-0240-6

In Russian:

Stepanova E., ISIS and the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Syria and Iraq (Moscow: IMEMO, 2020), 198 p.
ISBN: 978-5-9535-0583-3
DOI: 10.20542/978-5-9535-0583-3

Stepanova E., “Armed conflicts in the early 21st century: typology and directions of transformation”, World Economy and International Relations [Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnyie otnosheniya], vol. 64, no. 6 (2020), pp. 22–37.    pdf
DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2020-64-6-24-39
WoS (ESCI), Scopus


In English:

Stepanova E., "Global terrorism and antiterrorism after ISIL: Two key aspects that will not change soon", Global Terrorism Index 2019: Measuring the Impact of Terrorism (Sydney: Institute of Economics and Peace, 2019), pp. 71–73.    pdf

Stepanova E., Russia and the Afghan Peace Process, Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) Policy Memo no. 618, October 2019 (Washington D.C.: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University)    pdf    html

Stepanova E., “Russia's response to terrorism in the twenty-first century,” in Michael Boyle (ed.), Non-Western Responses to Terrorism (Manchester University Press, 2019), pp. 23–54.
ISBN: 978-1-5261-0582-0

Stepanova E., “Regionalization as the key trend of Russia’s policy on Syria and in the Middle East,” in Russia's Policy in Syria and the Middle East, CAP paper no. 212 (Inst. for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 2019), pp. 11-15.
  pdf (chapter)    pdf (report)

In Russian:

Stepanova E., “The Afghan peace process and Russia's role,” in Pathways to Peace and Security, no. 2(57), 2019, pp. 21–33.    pdf
DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2019-2-21-33.

Stepanova E., “Dynamics of dialogue in conflicts: Track Two,” in Pathways to Peace and Security, no. 1(56), 2019, pp. 135–146.    pdf
DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2019-1-135-146


In English:

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.
DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2018.1507135 ; WoS, Scopus
Read full-text AM version.

Stepanova E. (co-author), “Violence, wars, peace, and security,” chapter 10 in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, Vol. 2: Political Regulation, Governance and Societal Transformations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 411–456.
DOI: 10.1017/9781108399647.003     order
Online ISBN: 9781108399647

Stepanova E., “Russias Approach to the Conflict in Libya, the East-West Dimension and the Role of the OSCE,” in Andrea Dessi and Ettore Greco (eds.), The Search for Stability in Libya: OSCE's Role between Internal Obstacles and External Challenges (Rome: Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) / Nuova Cultura, 2018), p. 89–111.    pdf (chapter)    pdf (volume)
ISBN: 978-88-3365-060-9

Stepanova E., Russia's Afghan Policy in the Regional and Russia-West Contexts, Russie.NEI.Reports, no. 23 (Paris: Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri),
May 2018), 48 p.    pdf
ISBN: 978-2-36567-855-1

Stepanova E., Russia's Syria Policy: The Hard Path of Military Disengagement, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 511, February 2018.    pdf    html

In Russian:

Stepanova E. (ed.), Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts (Moscow: IMEMO, 2018), 331 p.
[Pathways to Peace and Security, no. 1(54), 2018: Special Issue].
    ISBN 978-5-9535-0532-1 ; DOI: 10.20542/978-5-9535-0532-1
    In English: Contents;  From the editor;  select articles

Stepanova E., "Humanitarian aspects of modern conflicts," in Pathways to Peace and Security, no. 1(54), 2018: Special Issue, pp. 11-43. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-11-43

Stepanova E., "Russias humanitarian role in conflicts in Donbass and Syria (in the context of responsibility to protect)," in Pathways to Peace and Security, no. 1(54), 2018: Special Issue, pp. 129-181. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-129-181


In English:

Stepanova E., “Russia's Policy on Afghanistan,” chapter 4 in The Central Asia - Afghanistan Relationship: From Soviet Intervention to the Silk Road Initiatives, ed. by Marlene Laruelle (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), p. 89–114.
    ISBN 978-1-4985-4654-6

Stepanova E., Cragin K., "Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism," chapter 9 in A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations, A Report of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program and Russian International Affairs Council, ed. by Andrei Kortunov and Olga Oliker (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), p. 73–81.
    ISBN 978-1-4422-8027-4 (print); ISBN 978-1-4422-8028-1 (eBook)

Stepanova E., The ISIS factor in Afghanistan: how much of a challenge for Russia?, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (Columbia Univ.) and OSCE Academy in Bishkek Project, Bishkek Project Memo, 30 March 2017.

In Russian:

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): Special Issue, 2017]; in English and Russian.
    Contents   Preface   pdf
    ISBN 978-5-9535-0502-4 ; DOI: 10.20542/978-5-9535-0502-4

Stepanova E., [Russia and the United States in the fight against terrorism: comparative threats and approaches, Syria, Afghanistan, countering violent extremism], in Addressing Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization (Perspectives from Russia and the United States), ed. by Ekaterina Stepanova (Moscow: IMEMO, 2017) [Pathways to Peace and Security. no. 1(52): Special Issue, May 2017], pp. 13–54, in Russian.
DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-13-54

Stepanova E., [The ISIS factor and the Taliban movement in Russia's policy on Afghanistan and in the broader region], in Addressing Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization (Perspectives from Russia and the United States), ed. by Ekaterina Stepanova [Pathways to Peace and Security. no. 1(52): Special Issue, May 2017], pp. 213–237, in Russian.
DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-213-237


Stepanova E., How and Why the United States and Russia Can Cooperate on Terrorism, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 450, November 2016 (Washington D.C.: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University).   pdf   html

Stepanova E., “Russia”, chapter 22 in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect, ed. by Alex Bellamy and Tim Dunne (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 409–428.
ISBN: 9780198753841
See abstract at Oxford Handbooks Online.

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: Religious Fundamentalism (2016), pp. 30–55.   pdf
DOI: 10.14220/jrat.2016.2.2.30

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, in French.   pdf    html

Stepanova E., Russia's Policy on Syria after the Start of Military Engagement, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 421, February 2016 (Washington D.C.: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University).   pdf    html
   see also in Russian.

Stepanova E. [Long-term forecast of trends in terrorism], in Puti k miru i bezopasnosti [Pathways to Peace and Security], no. 1(50) (May 2016), pp. 39–52, in Russian.


Stepanova E., Les Russes et lÉtat islamique: politique étrangère et facteurs internes, in Outre-Terre: Revue européenne de géopolitique, no. 44 (3), 2015 [Daech: Menace sur les civilisations], pp. 80-94, in French.

Stepanova E., The "Islamic State" as a Security Problem for Russia: the Nature and Scale of the Threat, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 393, October 2015 (Washington D.C.: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University).   pdf    html
   see also in Russian.

Stepanova E., North Caucasus a Wall Against or a Bridge for "Islamic State"? Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) Analysis, 3 July 2015.
   see also in Russian.


Stepanova E., “Transnational Islamist terrorism: network fragmentation and bottom-up regionalization,” in Global Terrorism Index 2014: Measuring and Understanding the Impact of Terrorism (Sydney, New York, London: Institute of Economics & Peace, 2014), pp. 74–78.
ISBN: 978-0-9874448-9-9

Stepanova E. The Political Crisis in Afghanistan and its Implications for Russia, Russian Council on Foreign Affairs analytical brief, 25 July 2014.

Stepanova E., “Terrorism and antiterrorism,” in M.Kaldor and I.Rangelov (eds.), The Handbook of Global Security Policy (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), pp. 126–144.
ISBN: 978-0-470-67322-5

Stepanova E., “Lone wolves and network agents in leaderless jihad: the case of the Boston Marathon bombing cell”, in K.Rekawek and M.Milosevic (eds.), Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014), pp. 50–63.
ISBN: 978-1-61499-386-5

Stepanova E., “The evolution of the al-Qaeda-type terrorism: networks and beyond,” in L.Bossi, C.Demetriou and S.Malthaner (eds), Dynamics of Political Violence: A Process-Oriented Perspective on Radicalization and the Escalation of Political Conflict (Farnham, VA: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 288–305.
ISBN: 978-1-4094-4351-3

Stepanova E., [ISIS and transnational Islamist terrorism], in Puti k miru i bezopasnosti [Pathways to Peace and Security], no. 2(47) (Dec. 2014), pp. 13–27, in Russian.

Stepanova E. [The main trends in contemporary terrorism – Part I], in Security Index, vol. 20, no. 3(110), Fall 2014, pp. 95–110, in Russian.

Stepanova E. [The main trends in contemporary terrorism – Part II: regionalization of violent Islamist radical movements (the case of ISIS)], in Security Index, vol. 20, no. 4(111), Winter 2014, pp. 49–58, in Russian.

Stepanova E. (principal author). Afganskii narkotrafik: sovmestnaya otsenka ugrozy, Report by Joint U.S.-Russia Working Group on Afghan Narcotrafficking (N.Y.; Moscow: EastWest Institute, 2014), 60 p., in Russian. ISBN 978-0-615-97679-2.


Stepanova E. (principal author), Afghan Narcotrafficking: A Joint Threat Assessment,
Report by Joint U.S.-Russia Working Group on the Afghan Narcotrafficking
(New York: EastWest Institute, 2013), 60 p.
ISBN 978-0-9856824-1-5.

Stepanova E.A. [Russia, the USA and countering the narcotrafficking from Afghanistan], in Pro et Contra, vol. 17, no. 6(61), (Nov.-Dec. 2013), pp. 102–119, in Russian.

Stepanova E., Russia's Concerns Relating to Afghanistan and the Broader Region in the Context of the US/NATO Withdrawal, Policy Research Paper Series “Sources of Tension in Afghanistan and Pakistan - Regional Perspectives” (Barcelona: CIDOB, June 2013), 23 p.

Stepanova E. The Boston Bombings: A Post-Qaeda Take on “Lone Wolves” and “Leaderless Jihad”, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 268, July 2013 (Washington D.C.: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University)
   see also in Russian.

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), 19 p.,
ISBN 978-2-36567-158-3

   see also in French:
Stepanova E., LAfghanistan après 2014: quel impact pour la Russie? Russie.NEI.Visions, no. 71, mai 2013 (Paris: Ifri, 2013), 22 p.
ISBN 978-2-36567-159-0;

   see also in Russian: ISBN 978-2-36567-160-6


Stepanova E. Implications of the withdrawal of the U.S./NATO forces from Afghanistan, in The Future of Russia's Involvement in Central Asia, Central Asia Policy Forum, no. 3 (Dec. 2012), pp. 2-10.

Stepanova E. [The armed conflict in Syria and Russia's policy], in Puti k miru i bezopasnosti [Pathways to Peace and Security], no. 2(43) (November 2012), pp. 7-25, in Russian.

Stepanova E. [The alien wars of the passing age]: Book review, in Puti k miru i bezopasnosti [Pathways to Peace and Security], no. 2(43) (Nov. 2012), pp. 126-129, in Russian.

Stepanova E. The Syrian Civil War: Transition Without Intervention?, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 228, September 2012 (Washington D.C.: The Institute for European, Russian & Eurasian Studies, George Washington University)
   see also in Russian.

Stepanova . “Transnational threats: terrorism, drug trafficking, piracy,” in Alexandr Dynkin and Natalia Ivanova (eds), Rossiya v politsentrichnom mire [Russia in a Polycentric World] (Moscow: Ves Mir, 2012), pp. 143–150, ISBN 978-5-7777-0533-4.

Stepanova E. “La política de Rusia en Oriente Medio ante la primavera árabe,” Javier Morales (comp.), Rusia en la sociedad internacional (Madrid: Unidad de Investigación sobre Seguridad y Cooperación Internacional (UNISCI), 2012), pp. 171-203, in Spanish, ISBN 978-84-615-9843-4.

Stepanova E. “The Syria crisis and the making of Russias foreign policy,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 199, in Dividing Lines in Russian Politics and Foreign Policy (Washington D.C.: The Institute for European, Russian & Eurasian Studies, George Washington Univ., 2012), pp. 40–45;
   see also in Russian.

Stepanova E. “Illicit drugs and insurgency in Afghanistan,” in Perspectives on Terrorism, vol. VI, no. 2 (May 2012), pp. 4-18.

Stepanova E. “Future trends in violent threats to security,” in Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision (Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), 2012), pp. 167–193, ISBN-10: 9948144708; ISBN-13: 978-994814470.
   See also in Arabic: Stepanova E. “Al-ittijahad al-mustakbaliyya lit-tahdidad al'-amniyya al'-anifa”, in At-tatavvurat al-istratigiyya al-alamiyya: ruja istishrafiyya (Abu Dhabi: ECSSR, 2012), pp. 195–225, ISBN: 978-9948-14-470-0; 978-9948-14-471-7.

Stepanova E. Russias policy on the Syria crisis: sources and implications, in International Affairs at LSE, 12 March 2012.

Stepanova E. “Afghanistan: the prospects for political settlement”, in Puti k miru i bezopasnosti [Pathways to Peace and Security], no. 1(42) (February 2012) [Moscow: IMEMO], pp. 18–33;
   reprinted in: Rossiya i musulmankii mir [Russia and the Muslim World], no. 6 (2013), pp. 72–88, in Russian.

Stepanova E. Hostage-Taking and Barricade as a Terrorist Tactic, in Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) e-Encyclopedia, Beacham Publishing Corp., 2012.


Stepanova E. The Path to a Political Solution in Afghanistan, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 190, July 2011 (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Eurasia Strategy Project).

Stepanova E. The Role of Information Communication Technologies in the Arab Spring: Implications Beyond the Region, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 159, May 2011.

Stepanova E. Post-Bin Laden prospects for the peace process in Afghanistan, International Affairs at LSE, 16 May 2011.

Stepanova E. "Asymmetrical conflict as a non-mathematical category", in Security Index (International Edition), no. 2(95), (Spring 2011), pp. 85–90.
   See also in Russian: Stepanova E. [Asymmetrical conflict as a non-mathematical category], in Index bezopasnosti [Security Index], vol. 17, no. 2 (Summer 2011), pp. 167–172.

Stepanova E. Beyond Protection: In the Wake of the Moscow Domodedovo Airport Terrorist Attack, Analisis del Real Instituto Elcano (ARI), Madrid, 3 Feb. 2011.

Stepanova . “Transnational terrorism ten years after September 11: decline, rise or transformation?” in Vestnik MGU. Series 25: International Relations and World Politics, no. 3 (2011), pp. 434, in Russian.

Stepanova . [The Arab revolutions: on dialectics of causes and consequences], in Puti k bezopasnosti [Pathways to Security], no. 40-41 (Moscow: IMEMO, 2011), pp. 40–48, in Russian.

Stepanova . [Armed conflict, crime and criminal violence], in Yezhegodnik SIPRI 2010 [SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Russian edition] (Moscow: IMEMO, 2011), pp. 39–67, in Russian, transl. from English, ISBN 978-5-9535-0298-6.


Stepanova E., Terrorizm v Asimmetrichnom Konflikte: Ideologicheskiye i Strukturnyie Aspekty [Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects]
(Moscow: Nauchnaya kniga, 2010), 288 p., in Russian, rev. and exp. transl. from English.
ISBN 978-5-91393-050-7

Stepanova E. “Beyond `narcoterrorism: illicit drug business and terrorist tactics in armed conflicts”, in The Politics of Narcotic Drugs: A Survey (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 120–130, ISBN-10: 185743501X; ISBN-13: 978-1857435016

Stepanova E., “Armed conflict, crime and criminal violence,” in SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 37–60, ISBN 978-0-19-958112-2;
    also available in Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian.

Stepanova E. “El negocio de las drogas ilícitas y los conflictos armados: alcance y límites de sus vínculos,” Juan Gabriel Tokatlian (comp.), Drogas y prohibición: Una vieja guerra, un nuevo debate (Buenos Aires: Libros del Zorzal, 2010), pp. 313–344, in Spanish, ISBN: 9789875991538;
    see also in English: Stepanova E. “Illicit drug business and armed conflicts: the scope and limits of the links,” in J.G.Tokatlian (ed.)., Drugs and Prohibition: An Old War, a New Debate (Buenos Aires: Zorzal, 2010), pp. 287–314. ISBN 9789875991538

Stepanova E., “Terrorism and political extremism,” in Graeme Herd (ed.), Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century: Competing Visions of World Order (London: Routledge, 2010). ISBN-10: 0415560543; ISBN-13: 978-0415560542

Stepanova E. [Trends in armed conflicts: one-sided violence against civilians], in Yezhegodnik SIPRI 2009 [SIPRI Yearbook 2009] (Moscow: IMEMO, 2010), pp. 41–76, in Russian. ISBN 978-5-9535-0282-5.

Stepanova E.A. [Global trends in one-sided violence against civilian population], in Obschestvennyie nauki i sovremennost' [Social Sciences and Modernity], no. 6 (2010), pp. 81–89, in Russian.  pdf   html

Stepanova E.A. [Terrorism: problems of definition and the functional-ideological typology], in Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnyie otnosheniya [The World Economy and International Relations], no. 7 (2010), pp. 23–32, in Russian.   pdf

Stepanova E.A. [Asymmetrical conflict as a power, status, ideological and structural asymmetry], in Voyennaya mysl' [Military Thought], no 5. (2010), pp. 47–54, in Russian.

Stepanova E.A. [Terrorism as a threat to critical infrastructure], in Svobodnaya mysl' [Free Thought] no. 4 (2010), pp. 33–48, in Russian.


Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization

eds Jaideep Saikia and Ekaterina Stepanova
(New Delhi; London; Los Angeles: Sage, 2009), 266 p.
DOI: 10.4135/9788132102205 ; ISBN 978-81-7829-951-8.

Stepanova E., “Al-Qaeda inspired transnational terrorism: ideology and organizational forms,”
in J.Saikia and E.Stepanova (eds.), Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization (Sage, 2009),
pp. 191–209.  DOI: 10.4135/9788132102205.n10

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), 178 p., in Spanish.

Stepanova E., “Islamist terrorism in the Caucasus and Central Asia,” in Alex Schmid and Garry Hindle (eds.), After the War on Terror: Regional and Multilateral Perspectives on Counterterrorism Strategy (London: RUSI Books, 2009), pp. 104–124. ISBN 0-85516-142-6.

Stepanova E., Does Russia Want the West to Succeed in Afghanistan?, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 61, September 2009 (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Eurasia Strategy Project).

Stepanova E., Sections V.1. “Counternarcotics”; V.2. “Anti-terrorism”; V.4. “Prevention of and response to emergencies and humanitarian crises,” in I.Yurgens, A.Dynkin and V.Baranovsky V. (eds), The Architecture of Euro-Atlantic Security (Moscow: Library of the Institute of Contemporary Development, 2009), pp. 56–61, 63–64. ISBN 987-5-9506-0456-0.
   See also in Russian.

Stepanova E., “Book Review: Terror and consent: the wars for the twenty-first century. By Philip Bobbitt,” in International Affairs [Chatham House], vol. 85, no. 4 (July 2009), pp. 849–850.

Stepanova E., Addressing Drugs and Conflicts in Myanmar: Who Will Support Alternative Development? SIPRI Policy Brief (Stockholm, June 2009).

Stepanova E., “Trends in armed conflicts: One-sided violence against civilians,” in SIPRI Yearbook 2009: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 39–68, ISBN 978-0-19-956606-8;
    see also » video presentation of this chapter at SIPRI Yearbook 2009 presentation.
    Chapter also available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian.

Stepanova E., “Massive conventional terrorist attack as a threat to critical infrastructure security,” in Nayef al-Rodhan (ed.)., Potential Global Strategic Catastrophes (Berlin, Wien, London, Zurich etc.: LIT Verlag, 2009), pp. 253–269. ISBN 978-3-643-80004-6.

Stepanova E., Iran and Afghanistan: Cross Border Security Challenges, Conflict Management, and Iran-U.S. Relations, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 56, May 2009 (Washington D.C.: Georgetown Univ. Eurasia Strategy Program).

Stepanova E., “New trends and challenges in modern armed conflicts,” in Sungho Kang, John W. McDonald and Chinsoo Bae (eds.), Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: The Role of NGOs in Historical Reconciliation and Territorial Issues (Seoul: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2009), pp. 25–46. ISBN 9788961870856.

Stepanova E.A. [Trends in armed conflicts], in Yezhegodnik SIPRI 2008: vooruzheniya, razoruzheniye i mezhdunarodnaya bezopasnost' [SIPRI Yearbook 2008: Russian edition], (Moscow: IMEMO, 2009), pp. 50–84, in Russian, transl. from English; ISBN 978-5-9535-0211-5.

Stepanova E. [Modern Concepts in the Study of International Relations, last quarter of the 20th century - early 21st century], in Alexander Manykin (ed.)., Osnovy Obschei teorii mezhdunarodnyh otnoshenii [General Theory of International Relations: Main Approaches] (Moscow: Moscow State University Press, 2009), pp. 145–174, in Russian, ISBN 978-5-211-05356-4.

Stepanova E. [Global Trends in Contemporary Armed Conflicts], in Union Magazine, no. 1 (Sep. 2009), pp. 40–53, in Russian.


Stepanova E., Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects
(Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), 200 p.   pdf
ISBN 978-0-19-953356-5.

Stepanova E., South Ossetia and Abkhazia: Placing the Conflict in Context, SIPRI Policy Brief (Stockholm, November 2008).

Stepanova E., “Islamist terrorism as a threat to Europe: the scope and limits of the challenge,” in Demet Ulusoy (ed.), Political Violence, Organised Crime, Terrorism and Youth, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: Human and Societal Dynamics, vol. 46 (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2008), pp. 141–158. ISBN 978-1-58603-903-5 (print); 978-1-60750-366-8 (online).

Stepanova E., “Radicalization of Muslim immigrants in Europe and Russia: beyond terrorism,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 29, in PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference, 12 September 2008 (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Eurasia Strategy Project, 2008), pp. 111–115.

Stepanova E., “Trends in Armed Conflicts,” in SIPRI Yearbook 2008: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), chapter 2, pp. 44–71,
ISBN 978-0-19-954895-8; also available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Ukrainian.

Pikayev A. and Stepanova Ye., “Nonproliferation and nuclear terrorism,” in Alexei Arbatov and Vladimir Dvorkin (eds), Nuclear Weapons After the Cold War (Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center; R.Elinin Publishing House, 2008), pp. 271–306. ISBN 5-86280-063-8.

Stepanova E., “Cultures of solidarity and national interest: Russia's conflict management policies,” in Jean-Marc Coicaud and Nicholas J. Wheeler (eds.), National Interest and International Solidarity: Particular and Universal Ethics in International Life (Tokyo: United Nations University (UNU) Press, 2008), pp. 87–119. ISBN-10: 92-808-1147-9.

Stepanova E., [The state and the individual in modern conflicts], in International Trends [Mezhdunarodnyie protsessy] vol. 6, no. 1 (Jan.–Apr. 2008), pp. 29–40, in Russian.

Stepanova E., “Un patron para el estudio de los conflictos armadas,” Una Mirada al Mundo del Siglo XXI. XV Curso internacional de defensa, Jaca, 24 al 28 de septiembre de 2007 (Madrid: Ministeria de Defensa, 2008), pp. 35–45, in Spanish. ISBN 978-84-9781-418-8.

Stepanova E., “At-tatarruf ad-dinij wa al-kawmiyya ar-radikaliyya aidiologijatan lil’unf al-musallyah al-lemutanazir” [Religious extremism and radical nationalism as ideologies of asymmetrical armed violence], in Al-hewar al-kawmij al-islami [National – Islamic Dialogue] (Beirut: Centre for Arab Unity Studies (CAUS), 2008), pp. 679–689, in Arabic, ISBN 978-9953-82-202-0. Contents.


Stepanova E., “Islamist terrorism today: global and regional levels,” in Security Index [Routledge], vol. 13, no. 1(81) (Spring 2007), pp. 79–94;
   See also in Russian: Stepanova E., [Islamist terrorism today: global and local/regional levels], in Index bezopasnosti [Security Index], vol. 13, no. 1(81), (Feb. 2007), pp. 75–92.

Stepanova E., [Organized crime and terrorism in the world and in Russia], in Vladimir Baranovsky (ed.), God planety 2007: ekonomika, politika, bezopasnost' [Year of the Planet 2007: Economics, Politics, Security] (Moscow, IMEMO, 2007), pp. 63–76, in Russian.

Stepanova E., [Diversity and transformation of terrorism: the ‘Internationale’ and beyond], in Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnyie otnoshenija (MEiMO) [World Economy and International Relations], no. 7 (July 2007), pp. 109–119 (Book review), in Russian.

Stepanova E., [Transnational jihadi movement and terrorism of Islamist bent at the local/regional level], in God planety [Year of the Planet] Moscow, IMEMO, no. 15, 2007, in Russian.

Stepanova E., [Russia’s humanitarian potential and post-conflict reconstruction], in Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnyie otnoshenija [World Economy and International Relations], no. 5 (May 2007), pp. 65–78, in Russian.

Pikayev A. and Stepanova E., [Nuclear terrorism: Utopia or threat?], in Alexei Arbatov (ed.), Razoruzheniye i bezopasnost 2004-2005: novyie podkhody k mezhdunarodnoi bezopasnosti [Disarmament and Security 2004-2005: New Approaches to International Security] (Moscow: Nauka, 2007), pp. 37–73. in Russian, ISBN 5-02-034317-.;
   Stepanova E., [Specifics of the financing of transnational Islamist networks in the context of the fight against international terrorism], [Disarmament and Security 2004-2005: New Approaches to International Security], pp. 145–159.
   Stepanova E., [Evolution of the international anti-terrorism law and the Russian anti-terrorism legislation], in [Disarmament and Security 2004-2005: New Approaches to International Security], pp. 210–232, in Russian.


Stepanova E., “Iraq and world order: a Russian perspective,” in Ramesh Thakur and Waneguru Pal Singh Sidhu (eds.), The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural, Institutional and Normative Challenges (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2006), pp. 249–264. ISBN-10: 92-808-1128-2

Stepanova E., “Russia’s Middle East policy: old divisions or new?” PONARS Policy Memo no. 429, in PONARS Policy Conference, 8 December 2006 (Washington D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 2006), pp. 109–113.

Stepanova E., “Terrorism as a tactics of spoilers in peace processes,” in Edward Newmann and Oliver Richards (eds.), Challenges to Peacebuilding: Managing Spoilers During Conflict Resolution (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2006), pp. 78–104. ISBN-10: 92-808-1126-6

Stepanova E., “Legal and practical aspects of the antiterrorism campaign,” in Russia: Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, IMEMO Contribution to the Russian Edition of the SIPRI Yearbook 2005 (Moscow: Nauka, 2006), pp. 36–59 (also available in Russian).

Pikayev A. and Stepanova E., [Non-proliferation and nuclear terrorism], in Alexei Arbatov and Vladimir Dvorkin (eds), Yadernoje oruzhije posle kholodnoi voiny [Nuclear Arms After the Cold War] (Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2006), pp. 310–357, in Russian. ISBN 5-8243-0777-6.

Stepanova E., [Terrorism and asymmetric conflict: problems of definition and typology], in Sovremennyi terrorizm: istoki, tendentsii i problemy preodolenija [Modern Terrorism: Sources, Trends and the Problems of Countering]; Notes of International University in Moscow, no. 6 (Moscow: International Univ. Press, 2006), pp. 177–190, in Russian.

Stepanova E., [Organizational forms of global jihad], in International Trends [Mezhdunarodnyje protsessy], vol. 4, no. 1(10), (Jan.–Apr. 2006), pp. 95–104, in Russian.

Stepanova E., [Illicit drug business and socio-political protest movements in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru], in Eksport vooruzhenij [Arms Exports], no. 3 (March–Apr. 2006), pp. 56–62, in Russian.

Stepanova E., [Russia, the UN and anti-terrorism: legal and practical aspects], in Yezhegodnik SIPRI 2005 [SIPRI Yearbook 2005, Russian Edition] (Moscow: Nauka, 2006), pp. 835–849, in Russian.


Stepanova E.A., Rol' Narkobiznesa v Politekonomii Konfliktov i Terrorizma
[The Role of Illicit Drug Business in the Political Economy of Conflicts and Terrorism]
(Moscow: Ves Mir, 2005), 312 p., in Russian
ISBN 5-7777-0319-4

Stepanova E., “The use of Russia’s security forces in post-conflict environment,” in Albrecht Schnabel and Hans-Georg Ehrhart (eds.), Security Sector Reform and Post-Conflict Peace-Building (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2006), pp. 133–155. ISBN-10: 92-808-1109-6

Stepanova E., “Anti-Terrorism and peace-building during and after conflict,” in Peace Studies: Critical Concepts in Political Science (London: Routledge, 2005), vol. III, pp. 338–389 [reprint]. ISBN-10: 0415339227

Stepanova E., “Illicit drug trafficking and Islamist terrorism as threats to Russia’s security: The limits of the linkage,” in PONARS Policy Conference, 9 December 2005 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, 2005), pp. 165–170.

Stepanova E., “Russias approach to the fight against terrorism,” in J.Hedenskog, V.Konnander, B.Nygren, I.Oldberg, C.Pursiainen (eds.), Russia as a Great Power: Dimensions of Security under Putin (London: Routledge-Curzon, 2005), pp. 301–322. ISBN-10: 0415651573

Stepanova E., [Supression of terrorism financing], in International Trends [Mezhdunarodnyje protsessy], vol. 3, no. 2(8), (May–Aug. 2005), pp. 66–73, in Russian.


Stepanova E., “War and peace building,” in The Washington Quarterly (Special Issue: What Did 9/11 Change?), vol. 27, no. 4 (Autumn 2004), pp. 127–136.

Stepanova E., From Dubrovka to Beslan: Who Is Learning Faster? PONARS Policy Memo no. 347 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, November 2004).

Stepanova E., “International peace-building and radical Islamic organisations in war-torn areas: beyond terrorism,” in The Failure of Political Islam, Human Rights Conflict Prevention Center Research Papers [Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina], vol. IV, no. 3–4, 2004, pp. 507–527.

Stepanova E., The Challenge of Terrorism in Post-Saddam Iraq: A View from Russia, PONARS Policy Memo no. 325 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, April 2004).

Stepanova E., “Linking anti-terrorism and peace operations: specifics and constraints,” in Peace Support Operations, Parliaments and Legislation (Moscow: Geneva Center for the Democractic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF); Center for Political and International Studies (CPIS), 2004), pp. 134–141. ISBN 978-5-94101-093-6;
   see also in Russian.


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

Stepanova E., “Postwar Iraq: policy options for Russia,” PONARS Policy Memo no. 322, in PONARS Policy Conference Materials, 12 December 2003 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, Nov. 2003), pp. 209–215.

Stepanova E., “The OSCE and the US-Russian cooperation in the fight against terrorism,” in OSCE Yearbook 2002, Institute for Peace Research & Security Policy, Hamburg University (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2003), pp. 59–72. ISBN 3-8329-0223-6.

Stepanova E., “Russia and international cooperation in the fight against terrorism,” in Russia: Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, IMEMO Contribution to the Russian Edition of the SIPRI Yearbook 2002 (Moscow: Nauka, 2003), pp. 32–46 (also available in Russian).

Stepanova E., “The unilateral and multilateral use of force by the United States,” in David M. Malone and Yuen-Foong Khong (eds.), Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: International Perspectives (Boulder, Col.: Lynne Rienner Publ., 2003), pp. 181–200. ISBN: 978-1-58826-143-4

Stepanova E., [Illicit drug trafficking and its links to conflicts and terrorism: Afghanistan and Central Asia], in Razoruzhenije i bezopasnost [Disarmament and Security, 2001–2002] (Moscow: Nauka, 2003), pp. 57–72, ISBN 5-02-006208-1;
   Stepanova E., [Russia and the problems of local/regional conflict management. Peacekeeping], in [Disarmament and Security, 2001–2002] (Moscow: Nauka, 2003), pp. 114–141, in Russian.

Stepanova E., [The Albanian factor in the Macedonia conflict], in Albanskij faktor krizisa na Balkanah [The Albanian Factor in the Balkan Crises] (Moscow: INION RAN, 2003), pp. 87–103, in Russian. ISBN 978-5-248-00139-0.


Stepanova E., “The use of Russias grey area forces in post-conflict environments,” in Civil-Military Relations Network Bulletin [Kings College London]. 2002. no 4. pp. 3–6.

Stepanova E., “Partners in need: U.S.-Russia cooperation on and approaches to anti-terrorism,” PONARS Policy Memo no. 279, in PONARS Policy Conference 2002 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, 2002), pp. 187–192.

Stepanova E., “Russia and the U.S. Policy Toward Iraq: Conflict of Interests and Limits of Dissent, PONARS Policy Memo no. 249 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, October 2002).

Stepanova E., “Military operations Other Than War: The U.S. View,” in Military Thought [EastView Publications], vol. 11, no. 2 (March/April 2002), pp. 127–133.
    see also in Russian: Stepanova E., [Armed forces' participation in operations other than war], in Voyennaya Mysl' [Military Thought], no. 3 (2002), pp. 71–76.

Stepanova E., “Separately Together: U.S. and Russian Approaches to Political Settlement in Afghanistan,” PONARS Policy Memo no. 230, in PONARS Policy Conference Materials (Washington D.C.: CSIS, 2002), pp.117–122.

Stepanova E., “Die OSZE und die amerikanisch-russische Zusammenarbeit im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus,” in OSZE: Jahrbuch 2002 (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2002), pp. 63–76, in German, ISBN 3-7890-8324-0.

Stepanova E., “Russia and the combat against terrorism in local and regional conflicts,” in Russia: Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, IMEMO Contribution to the Russian Edition of the SIPRI Yearbook 2001 (Moscow: IMEMO, 2002), pp. 42–58.

Stepanova E., [Illicit drug trade in Afghanistan and Central Asia in the context of anti-terrorism campaign], in Yadernii Kontrol' [Nuclear Control], no. 5 (Sep./Oct. 2002), pp. 37–49, in Russian.


Stepanova E.A., Voyenno-Grazhdanskiye Otnosheniya v Operatsiyakh Nevoyennogo Tipa
[Civil-Military Relations in Operations Other Than War]
(Moscow: Human Rights Publ., 2001), 272 p., in Russian
ISBN 5-7712-0186-3.

Stepanova E., “U.S.-Russia cooperation in Afghanistan and its implications,” East European Constitutional Review, 2001, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 92–95.

Stepanova E. “U.S.Russia Cooperation on Afghanistan: An Exception or a Model? PONARS Policy Memo no. 201, September 2001 (Washington D.C.: CSIS).

Stepanova E., “Russian (In)Security”, in Transitions Online (10 May 2001).

Stepanova E., “Internationalization of local and regional conflicts,” in International Affairs [Moscow], 2001, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 36–47.

Stepanova E., “Eurasian pathos” (Book review), in Transitions Online (28 Feb. 2001).

Stepanova E., [Theories of international relations: present state of the discipline], in A.Manykin (ed.), Introduction to International Relations Theory (Moscow: Moscow State Univ. Press, 2001), pp. 93–113, in Russian. ISBN 5-211-04377-4.

Stepanova E., [Internationalized internal conflict as the main type of local and regional armed confrontation in the post-bipolar world]; in Conflicts and Crises in International Relations: Problems of Theory and History (Moscow: MAX Press, 2001), pp. 89–110, in Russian. ISBN 5-317-00240-0.

Stepanova E., [Religious peace at the time of war: the role of the religious factor in the Macedonian crisis], in NG-Religion, no. 16 (87) (22 Aug. 2001), in Russian.

Pikayev A. and Stepanova E. (eds.), [Russia-U.S. Relations under the Bush Administration], PONARS Policy Memos no. 187-195 (Moscow: 2001), in Russian.


Stepanova E., “Russias policy on the Kosovo crisis: the limits of cooperative peacemaking,” in K.Spillman and J.Krause, Kosovo: Lessons Learned for International Cooperative Security (Bern: Peter Lang Publ., 2000), pp. 205–230. ISBN 3-906765-16-4.;
    see also in German: Stepanova E., “Russlands Politik in der Kosovo-Krise: Die Grenzen der 'Partnerschaft fur den Frieden',” in Joachim Krause (Hrsg.), Kosovo: Humanitare Intervention und kooperative Sicherheit in Europa (Berlin: Leske + Budrich, 2000), pp.147–166. ISBN 3-8100-2877-0.

Stepanova E., International Terrorism in the Southern Tier: Perceived or Real Threat to Russias Security? PONARS Policy Memo no. 167, November 2000 (Washington D.C.: Council on Foreign Relations).

Stepanova E., “Kosovo and Chechnya: illogical parallels,” in Security Dialogue [Oslo: PRIO], vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2000), pp. 507-509.

Stepanova E., “Russia and NATO crisis management strategy,” Russia and European Security Institutions: Entering the 21st Century (Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center, 2000), pp. 134–173, in Russian. ISBN 5-94043-001-5.

Stepanova E., “Rusija u kosovskoj krizi,” Glasnik odjelenja drustvennih nauka [Montenegro Academy of Siences and Arts], no. 13 (2000), pp. 199–216, in Serbian.


Kosovo: Mezhdunarodnyie Aspekty Krizisa
[Kosovo: International Aspects of the Crisis], eds D.Trenin and E.Stepanova (Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center, 1999), 309 p., in Russian
ISBN 5-88044-111-3

Stepanova E., [U.S. Policy on the Kosovo conflict], in D.Trenin and E.Stepanova (eds), [Kosovo: International Aspects of the Crisis] (Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center, 1999), pp. 158–211, in Russian.

Stepanova E., Western Policy on Chechnya: Rationalizing Relations with Russia? PONARS Policy Memo no. 100 (Cambridge (Mass.): Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, December 1999).

Stepanova E., Explaining Russias Dissention on Kosovo, PONARS Policy Memo no.57 (Cambridge (Mass.): Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, March 1999).

1996-1998 (in Russian):

Stepanova E., [The impact of the 1991 Persian Gulf War on the theory and practice of the US regional conflict management], in Moscow University Review, no. 3 (1998), pp. 36–56.

Stepanova E., [Regional conflict management policy of the Clinton administration], in USA and the World (Moscow State Univ. Press, 1997), pp. 117–133.

Manykin A.S., Stepanova E.A., [The formation of the new system of international relations and the Yugoslav crisis], in Na rubezhe vekov [At the Turn of the Century], no. 1 (Jan.-March 1997), pp. 55–63, also available in Serbian.

Stepanova E., [Dayton accords on Bosnia and Russia's geopolitical interests], in Biznes i politika [Business and Politics], no. 2(15) (1996), pp. 58–63.

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