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Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev , PhD, is the research director and a professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. He is also a senior non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and a senior associate research fellow at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales in Paris. He has published extensively in international journals and has a weekly column in the Eurasia Daily Monitor . His current research interests include Russian energy and military policy, conflict transformation in the Caucasus, and Russian policy in the Arctic.

Research areas:  Emerging powers , Middle East and North Africa

Publications

Russia’s policy in the Middle East imperilled by the Syrian intervention
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 at Latakia (2) by Mil.ru CC BY 4.0 via Commons - httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFile Pavel K. Baev 27 November 2015
The military intervention launched by Russia in Syria in September 2015 has altered the character of this protracted civil war and – quite remarkably – has both advanced and jeopardised Russia’s positions in the Middle East. more  
Russia’s attempts to gain a status boost from the G20 chairmanship
St. Petersburg River Neva relections by Sue 1454 with cc license from Flickr Pavel K. Baev 21 August 2013
Russia has invested great efforts in profiling its role as G20 chair and increasing international focus on this organisation. Moscow seeks to exploit this role to boost its international status and thus to prepare for a confident chairing of the G8 in 2014. more  
Russia assumes and exploits the chairmanship of the G20
781106981 from g20.org.jpg Pavel K. Baev 8 February 2013
Russia has ambitious plans for its year as G20 chair. It seeks to achieve a boost to Russia’s international profile, eroded by the evolving domestic crisis. Its agenda shows a shift in foreign policy priorities towards exploiting dissatisfaction among emerging powers with Western dominance over global economic matters. more  

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