Europe in the World

Europe in the World

Russia & Eastern Europe Centre

04 Jun 2023 - 04:13
Source: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
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The Clingendael Russia & Eastern Europe Centre aims to increase knowledge of this vast and complex region through analysis, strategic policy advice and events.


In today’s shifting geopolitical landscape there is a need for deeper understanding of the Russian Federation and of regional developments in Eastern Europe as a whole. The tense relations between Russia and the West have a major impact on Europe’s security and economy and affect a wide range of issues, from the Arctic to the Middle East and from arms control to energy relations. In addition challenges in Eastern Europe such as domestic reform and protracted conflicts directly affect the stability of Europe’s neighbourhood.

The Clingendael Russia & Eastern Europe Centre aims to increase knowledge of this vast and complex region through analysis, strategic policy advice and events, in close co-operation with Dutch universities and knowledge platform Raam op RuslandFeel free to reach out to the Coordinator of the Clingendael Russia and Eastern Europe Centre, Bob Deen

Visit The Russia and Eastern Europe Knowledge Alliance (REKA), a network established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to connect experts on Russia and Eastern Europe with policy-makers and with each other. The secretariat has been assigned to the Clingendael Institute and Raam op Rusland.

On this page you find our experts, latest research, events, trainings and media content on Russia & Eastern Europe. Stay tuned via our updates.


Clingendael Russia and Eastern Europe Centre



Russia & Eastern Europe

The EU in the South Caucasus

30 Mar 2023 - 16:40

Security and Defence

Oekraïne: ‘whatever it takes’?

21 Feb 2023 - 17:33

Russia & Eastern Europe

Putin and the Third Rome

21 Dec 2022 - 13:22

Russia & Eastern Europe

Ruslandbeeld Nederlanders kantelt en is minder gepolariseerd

14 Nov 2022 - 15:13

Security and Defence

Experts insights: Russia and Ukraine

01 Jun 2023 - 15:15

Security and Defence
Moldova’s vulnerabilities amid war in Ukraine
30 Sep 2022 - 16:13
Security and Defence
Global food insecurity due to the war in Ukraine
26 Jul 2022 - 15:18
Security and Defence
Will Putin’s war lead to the collapse of Fortress Russia?
24 Jun 2022 - 12:57
Security and Justice
Why the West should support Ukraine but not appropriate the war
20 Jun 2022 - 17:33
Conflict and Fragility
Russia’s growing presence in Africa & implication for EU policy
16 Jun 2022 - 17:54
Security and Defence
Russia’s War Against Ukraine: Preliminary Observations
11 Mar 2022 - 10:12
Security and Defence
European defence and the war in Ukraine
03 Mar 2022 - 10:09
Russia & Eastern Europe
How Vladimir Putin uses the history of the Russian Empire
01 Mar 2022 - 09:23
Security and Defence
Mulling over Minsk: what do the agreements (not) say?
21 Feb 2022 - 15:45
Security and Defence
Once in a hole, stop digging!
28 Jan 2022 - 14:17
Security and Defence
Beyond Turkey’s ‘zero problems’ policy
19 Jan 2022 - 10:52
Russia & Eastern Europe
A Winter of Russian Discontent?
02 Dec 2021 - 20:49
Security and Defence
Ramifications of further integration between Belarus and Russia
09 Aug 2021 - 10:12
Russia & Eastern Europe
Tadzjikistan en Kirgizië: een gevecht om water, grond en grenzen
22 Jul 2021 - 15:13
Russia & Eastern Europe
What Will Happen to EU-Russia Relations after Merkel Leaves
19 Jul 2021 - 12:59
Russia & Eastern Europe
The Eastern Partnership: Three dilemmas in a time of troubles
15 Jan 2021 - 09:00
Security and Defence
Kosovo’s NATO future
09 Dec 2020 - 15:46
Europe and the EU
European Strategic Autonomy in Security and Defence
03 Dec 2020 - 17:26
Security and Defence
Sino-Russian relations in Central Asia
30 Nov 2020 - 12:00
Security and Defence
The Russia Policy Conundrum – Who Blinks First?
27 Oct 2020 - 12:30
Europe in the World
“What do you think: are the Russians coming?”
19 Sep 2020 - 01:00
Europe in the World
Five crises around Europe not to be forgotten despite Covid-19
04 Aug 2020 - 10:46
Security and Defence
The future of Arctic Security
15 Apr 2020 - 16:23
Security and Defence
Macron’s overtures towards Russia deserve support, not scorn
08 Apr 2020 - 18:04
Europe in the World
In search of a European Russia Strategy
09 Mar 2020 - 10:38
Security and Defence
Rising tensions between the West and Russia
03 Dec 2018 - 14:05
Europe in the World
EU & Eurasian Economic Union: a Common Chinese Challenge
30 Apr 2020 - 16:46
Europe in the World
Podcast: Putin's fourth term as president of Russia
30 Apr 2018 - 10:32
Europe in the World
Energy as a tool of foreign policy of authoritarian states
27 Apr 2018 - 14:33
Europe in the World
Dutch narratives about Russian-Western relations
21 Dec 2017 - 12:50
Trade and Globalisation
Containment 2.0. Living with the new East-West discord
09 Dec 2015 - 14:53
Trade and Globalisation
EU, Russia and the Quest for a New European Security Bargain
02 Dec 2015 - 14:49
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Staff involved
Monika Sie Dhian Ho
General Director
Dick Zandee
Head Security Unit/Senior Research Fellow
Niels Drost
Junior Research Fellow
Bob Deen
Senior Research Fellow / Coordinator Russia and Eastern Europe Centre
Rem Korteweg
Senior Research Fellow/Head of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach
Wouter Zweers
Research Fellow
Peter van Ham
Senior Research Fellow / Clingendael Spectator
Tony van der Togt
Senior Research Fellow