The Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program’s work seeks to develop a deeper understanding of Europe’s political, security, and economic evolution and its future role in the world; geopolitical developments in the circumpolar Arctic; the implications of Russia’s foreign and defense policies for transatlantic security; and political and economic developments in Russia and Eurasia.
The Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program is also host to the Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies, launched in 2016 in honor of the life and achievements of the late Robert D. Stuart Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Norway. Research and analysis by the Stuart Center focuses on the changing geopolitical dynamics and trends in Northern Europe and the Arctic. The Center specifically looks at developing a greater understanding of Northern Europe’s political, security, economic, and energy developments with a strong focus on the regional implications of a rapidly changing Arctic; revitalizing NATO’s collective defense and security cooperation role in Northern Europe; and strengthening the Euro-Atlantic partnership as a whole.
The program’s work in recent years has focused heavily on Russian and Chinese influence across Europe, developments in the Western Balkans region, NATO’s forward-looking agenda with a focus on Northern Europe, Russia’s military and political evolution amid serious environmental changes, the transatlantic digital agenda, and post-Brexit dynamics in Europe and for the U.S.-UK defense relationship.
The program has a long track record of engaging in a thoughtful transatlantic dialogue by bringing together top-level policymakers, analysts, and thought leaders from Europe, Eurasia, and the United States. These candid and insightful dialogues have made the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program a leading forum in Washington for the immediate and long-range challenges facing the United States and its European allies.
The impact of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been felt in the Arctic, and military tensions are increasing. This CSIS report outlines key security developments and describes the nature of the Russian threat in the Arctic after a year of war.
Brief by Colin Wall and Njord Wegge — January 25, 2023
Commentary by Federico Steinberg — January 20, 2023
Brief by Max Bergmann — January 20, 2023
Commentary by Mathieu Droin — January 17, 2023
Transcript — January 17, 2023
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Podcast Episode by Sean Monaghan — May 12, 2022
Commentary by Max Bergmann — May 12, 2022
Event by Michael J. Green , Max Bergmann , Yuichi Hosoya , Eva Pejsova , Luis Simon , and Pierre Morcos — May 9, 2022
Brief by Luis Simón and Pierre Morcos — May 9, 2022
Report by Cyrus Newlin and Andrew Lohsen — May 4, 2022
Commentary by Max Bergmann and Pierre Morcos — May 2, 2022