Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

ZOiS Spotlight 28/2022 by Iryna Kaplan

The Effect of War on Ukraine’s Values

The war in Ukraine is also a war between two value systems. While in Russia's narrative Western values pose a threat, Ukraine is increasingly supportive of the LGBTQ+ community and has ratified the Istanbul Convention. However, this is also leading to tensions with conservative, religious forces in the country.
ZOiS Spotlight 27/2022 by Tsypylma Darieva

Georgia’s New Wave of Russian Migrants

Russia's war in Ukraine and the repressive policies in their own country are prompting more and more young, educated Russians to leave their home country. In Georgia, many of them are involved in self-organised social and political projects. Georgian society is, however, wary of these newcomers.

Russia's War on Ukraine

After a series of military, political and verbal escalations, Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Our online dossier gathers relevant background information from our archive in addition to recent articles and assessments by ZOiS experts.

War on Ukraine and cooperation with partners in Russia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a war of aggression that we condemn in the strongest possible terms. Against this background, we have decided to suspend all institutional cooperations between ZOiS and Russian state institutions. However, in the spirit of academic freedom, the academic partnerships our researchers have established with individual researchers in Russia will continue, as far as this is possible.
Research Clusters

Reseachers from various academic disciplines do research in five clusters: Societies between Stability and Change, Conflict Dynamics and Border Regions, Migration and Diversity, Youth in Eastern Europe, and Political Economy and Integration.


Roundtable Osteuropa

Roundtable Osteuropa is a podcast by the Centre for East European and International Studies. Scholars of ZOiS and their guests discuss their research of Eastern Europe. We consider events in politics and society, while also trying to shed light on lesser-known issues – with insights from sociology, political science, geography, social anthropology, literary studies and theology.


External Academic Publications

Reseachers from various academic disciplines do research in five clusters and publish their result in peer-reviewed journals.