Dr Ekaterina Stepanova
Select publications in English
(except for books)
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, (Inst. for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington Univ., Jan. 2019), pp. 11-15.
pdf (chapter) pdf (report)
Stepanova E., Russia's response to terrorism in the twenty-first century, in Michael Boyle (ed.),
Non-Western Responses to Terrorism (Manchester Univ. Press, 2019), pp. 2354.
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. 3557.
DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2018.1507135 ; WoS/ESCI, Scopus
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, July 2018), pp. 411456.
DOI: 10.1017/9781108399647.003 order
Online ISBN: 9781108399647
Stepanova E., Russia’s 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. 89111. pdf (chapter) pdf (volume)
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
Stepanova E., Russia's Syria Policy: The Hard Path of Military Disengagement, Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) Policy Memo no. 511, February 2018. pdf html
Stepanova E. (ed.), Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts (Moscow: IMEMO, 2018), 331 p., in Russian and English
[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., Russia's Policy on Afghanistan, in The Central Asia - Afghanistan Relationship: From Soviet Intervention to the Silk Road Initiatives, ed. by Marlene Laruelle (Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), p. 89114.
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, May 2017]. In English and Russian.
Contents Preface pdf
ISBN 978-5-9535-0502-4; DOI: 10.20542/978-5-9535-0502-4
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. 7381.
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? Eurasia.org, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (Columbia Univ.) and OSCE Academy in Bishkek Project, Bishkek Project Memo, 30 March 2017.
Stepanova E., How and Why the United States and Russia Can Cooperate on Terrorism, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 450, November 2016, pp. 1-8 [Washington D.C.: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University]. pdf html
Stepanova E., Russia, in The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 409428.
Stepanova E., Regionalization of violent jihadism and beyond: the case of Daesh, in Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, no. 3: Religious Fundamentalism, June 2016, p. 3055.
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., Russia's Policy on Syria after the Start of Military Engagement, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 421, February 2016.
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.
Stepanova E., North Caucasus — a Wall Against or a Bridge for "Islamic State"? Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) Analysis, 3 July 2015.
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, Nov. 2014), pp. 7478.
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. 126144.
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. 5063.
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. 288305.
Stepanova E. The Boston Bombings: A Post-Qaeda Take on Lone Wolves and Leaderless Jihad, Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) Policy Memo no. 268 (Washington D.C.: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, July 2013).
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., 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. See also in French and Russian.
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.
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. 2-3, 5-7, 9-10.
Stepanova E. The Syrian Civil War: Transition Without Intervention?, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 228, Washington D.C., September 2012.
Stepanova E. Transnational threats: terrorism, drug trafficking, piracy, in A.Dynkin and N.Ivanova (eds), Russia in a Polycentric World (Moscow: Ves' Mir Publishers, 2012), pp. 143150.
Stepanova E. The Syria crisis and the making of Russia’s 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., June 2012), pp. 4045.
Stepanova E. Illicit drugs and insurgency in Afghanistan, in Perspectives on Terrorism, vol. VI, no. 2 (May 2012), pp. 418.
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. 167193; see also in Arabic.
Stepanova E. Russia’s policy on the Syria crisis: sources and implications, in International Affairs at LSE, 12 March 2012.
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, Washington D.C., September 2011.
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.
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 E. Beyond `narcoterrorism’: illicit drug business and terrorist tactics in armed conflicts, in The Politics of Narcotic Drugs: A Survey (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 120130.
Stepanova E., Armed conflict, crime and criminal violence, in SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 3760 (see also chapter summary).
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. 287314.
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).
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.
Stepanova E., Does Russia Want the West to Succeed in Afghanistan?, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 61 (Washington DC: Georgetown University Eurasia Strategy Project, September 2009).
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. 5661, 6364.
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. 849850.
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. 3968. See also » video presentation of this chapter at SIPRI Yearbook 2009 presentation.
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. 253269.
Stepanova E., Iran and Afghanistan: Cross Border Security Challenges, Conflict Management, and Iran-U.S. Relations, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo no. 56 (Washington D.C.: Georgetown Univ. Eurasia Strategy Program, May 2009).
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. 2546.
Stepanova E., South Ossetia and Abkhazia: Placing the Conflict in Context, SIPRI Policy Brief (Stockholm, November 2008).
Stepanova E., Al-Qaeda inspired transnational terrorism: ideology and organizational forms,
in J.Saikia and E.Stepanova (eds.), Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization (Sage, 2009),
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. 141158.
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. 111115.
Stepanova E., Trends in Armed Conflicts, in SIPRI Yearbook 2008: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), chapter 2, pp. 4471.
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. 271306.
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. 87119.
Stepanova E., Islamist terrorism today: global and regional levels, in Security Index [Routledge], vol. 13, no. 1(81) (Spring 2007), pp. 7994.
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. 249264.
Stepanova E., Russias 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. 109113.
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. 78104.
Stepanova E., Legal and practical aspects of the antiterrorism campaign, in SIPRI Yearbook 2005: IMEMO Contribution to the Russian Edition (Moscow: Nauka, 2006), pp. 3659 (also available in Russian).
Stepanova E., The use of Russias 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. 133155.
Stepanova E., Illicit drug trafficking and Islamist terrorism as threats to Russias security: The limits of the linkage, in PONARS Policy Conference, 9 December 2005 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, 2005), pp. 165170.
Stepanova E., Russia’s 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. 301322.
Stepanova E., War and peace building, in The Washington Quarterly (Special Issue: “What Did 9/11 Change?”), vol. 27, no. 4 (Autumn 2004), pp. 127136.
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. 34, 2004, pp. 507527.
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. 134141.
Stepanova E., Post-war 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. 209215.
Stepanova E., The OSCE and the US-Russian cooperation in the fight against terrorism, in OSCE Yearbook 2002, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, Hamburg Univ. (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2003), pp. 5972.
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. 3246 (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. 181200.
Stepanova E., The use of Russia’s ‘grey area’ forces in post-conflict environments, in Civil-Military Relations Network Bulletin [King’s College London]. 2002. no 4. pp. 36.
Stepanova E., Partners in need: U.S.-Russia cooperation on and approaches to antiterrorism, PONARS Policy Memo no. 279, in PONARS Policy Conference 2002 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, 2002), pp. 187192.
Stepanova E., Russia and the U.S. Policy on Iraq: Conflict of Interests and Limits of Dissent, PONARS Policy Memo no. 249 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, October 2002).
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. 4258.
Stepanova E., Military operations Other Than War: The U.S. View, in Military Thought [EastWest Publications], 2002, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 127133.
Stepanova E., Separately Together: U.S. and Russia’s Approaches to Post-Conflict Settlement in Afghanistan, PONARS Policy Memo no. 230, in PONARS Policy Conference Materials (Washington D.C.: CSIS, 2002), pp. 117122.
Stepanova E., U.S.-Russia cooperation in Afghanistan and its implications, East European Constitutional Review, 2001, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 9295.
Stepanova E. U.S.–Russia Cooperation on Afghanistan: An Exception or a Model? PONARS Policy Memo no. 201 (Washington D.C.: CSIS, September 2001).
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. 3647.
Stepanova E., Eurasian pathos (Book review), in Transitions Online (28 Feb. 2001).
Stepanova E., Russia’s 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. 205230.
Stepanova E., International Terrorism in the Southern Tier: Perceived or Real Threat to Russia’s Security? PONARS Policy Memo no. 167 (Washington D.C.: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000).
Stepanova E., Kosovo and Chechnya: illogical parallels, in Security Dialogue [Oslo: PRIO], vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2000), pp. 507-509.
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 Russia’s Dissention on Kosovo, PONARS Policy Memo no. 57 (Cambridge (Mass.): Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, March 1999).
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