Dr Ekaterina Stepanova


List of publications

Books and research reports
Chapters/articles in English
Publications in Russian


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

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

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, 2021), pp. 253–296.
ISBN: 9781787381988                                 Order from Hurst and OUP

Books / research reports

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.

   see also in Russian:
Stepanova E., Afganskii narkotrafik: sovmestnaya otsenka ugrozy, Report by Joint U.S.-Russia Working Group on Afghan Narcotrafficking (N.Y.; Moscow: EastWest Institute, 2014), 60 p.

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.

Chapters and articles in English (unless otherwise noted)

See section “Narcotics”, in 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), pp. 19–21.

See sections “Economic cooperation” and “The Afghan heroin challenge for Russia,”, in Stepanova E., Russia's Concerns Relating to Afghanistan and the Broader Region in the Context of the US/NATO Withdrawal (Barcelona: CIDOB, 2013), pp. 5–6, 12–16.

See section “The challenge of the Afghan opiates,” in Stepanova E., Afghanistan after 2014: The Way Forward for Russia, Russie.NEI.Visions, no. 71, May 2013 (Paris: Ifri, 2013), pp. 11–16.

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. 143–150.

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

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.

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;
    also available in Chinese, Russian and Ukranian.

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;
    see also in Spanish: 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.

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.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.

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

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.

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., “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.

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

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., “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. 209–215.

Publications in Russian

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.

Stepanova Е. [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, 2011), pp. 141–148.

Stepanova E. [Armed conflict, crime and criminal violence], in Yezhegodnik SIPRI 2010 [SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Russian edition] (Moscow: IMEMO, 2011), pp. 39–67; transl from English.

Stepanova E.A. [Large-scale terrorist threats to critical infrastructure security], in Svobodnaya mysl' [Free Thought], no. 4 (2010), pp. 33–48.

Stepanova E. V.1. [Counternarcotics]; V.4. [Emergency and humanitarian crisis response and prevention], in I.Yurgens, A.Dynkin and V.Baranovsky (eds.), Arkhitektura yevroatlanticheskoi bezopasnosti [The Architecture of Euro-Atlantic Security] (Moscow: Ekon-Info for the Institute of Contemporary Development, 2009), pp. 89–98, 102–103.

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.

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.

Stepanova E., [Specifics of the financing of transnational Islamist networks in the context of the fight against international terrorism], 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. 145–159.

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.

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

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, in Russian.

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

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