The Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES) is a center for exchange and information about current events in Eastern Europe at the University of Zurich. Via open-access publications, conferences, communications activities, and consultancy work, the CEES provides orientational knowledge for an audience of political and corporate decisionmakers and the interested public.

CEES Analyses

    No. 283: Political and Economic Consequences of Russia’s War against Ukraine

    The topics of this issue are the political and economic consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine. With contributions by Stefan Meister, Heiko Pleines, Andrei Yakovlev, and Daria Zakharova


    No. 282: Russian Information Warfare

    This issue is about Russian Information Warfare in the light of Russia's current war against Ukraine. With contributions by Nash Miller, Jessica Brzeski, Jacqueline Evans, Jesse Clarke and Françoise Daucé.


    No. 281: Political Regime Stability / Universities / Agriculture

    The topics of this issue are the political regime stability in Russia a month after the start of the attack on Ukraine and the impact of the war on Russian agriculture and Russian universities. Contributions by Kseniya Kizilova, Pippa Norris, Seongcheol Kim, Fabian Burkhardt, Jan Matti Dollbaum, Liudmila Sivetc, Mariëlle Wijermars, Dmitry Dubrovskiy, Stephen K. Wegren.


    No. 280: Sanctions against Russia; Russia’s War in Ukraine on Social Media

    This RAD issue covers two topics: The sanctions against Russia and Russia's war in Ukraine in social media. With contributions by Gunter Deuber, Michael Rochlitz, Jacqueline Evans and Daria Zakharova.



    CAD 126: Responses to Covid-​19: Displaced Persons / International Aid

    Ulla Pape investigates the socio-​economic situation of the internally displaced populations in the South Caucasus, with a special focus on their vulnerability to the impact of COVID-​19; Gulnaz Isabekova analyzes “Team Europe”, which supported immediate needs and subsequent recovery from the pandemic in the South Caucasus.


      «The Central Asian States since Independence: Key Challenges and Areas of Conflict»

      Lecture on the situation in Central Asia by Vassily Klimentov (IHEID Geneva).

      Place and date: University of Zurich, SOD-1-102, 18 May 2022, 10:15am-12:00pm.

      «Russia’s War Against Ukraine – Views from the Neighborhood»

      CEES Workshop on the impact of the Ukraine war on Russia's neighboring countries.

      Place and date: University of Zurich, KOL-G-216, 20 May 2022, 10:00am-16:00pm.

      Program download here

      CEES Publications

        Russian Energy Power

        Jeronim Perović: Rohstoffmacht Russland. Eine globale Energiegeschichte, Köln, Wien: Böhlau, 2022

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        CEES Book series: Osteuropa in Geschichte und Gegenwart

          Volume 9: Hero City Minsk

          Thomas Bohn: Heldenstadt Minsk. Urbanisierung à la Belarus seit 1945, Wien, Köln: Böhlau, 2022.

          Volume 8: Nuclear Internationalism

          Fabian Lüscher: Nuklearer Internationalismus in der Sowjetunion. Geteiltes Wissen in einer geteilten Welt , Wien, Köln, Weimar: Böhlau, 2021.