Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

ZOiS Spotlight 5/2023 by Linde Götz

The International Grain Trade and the War

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has driven up grain prices, disrupted value chains and threatened grain supply of countries affected by hunger. There is a serious concern that Russia – the world’s largest wheat exporter – could exploit its power as a weapon of war. How are things looking in the global grain trade?
ZOiS Podcast

From Russia, with Memories

In this episode, ZOiS researchers introduce the new project MoveMeRU, which takes a look at how memory is transmitted from one generation to the next in Russian speaking communities abroad.

Russia's War on Ukraine

It has been one year since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Our focus gathers relevant information in the form of videos, podcasts, publications and assessments of our experts in the media.
ZOiS Spotlight 4/2023 by Yuliya Bidenko

The Puzzle of Ukrainian Resilience: Hidden Factors and Potential Risks

Ukrainian resistance on the battlefield is unthinkable without the resilience of Ukrainian citizens. This resilience rests on a bedrock of civil society engagement in the years since 2014, which spurred reforms and the wider societal changes that made such a coordinated response to the Russian invasion possible.

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.