Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

ZOiS Spotlight 17/2023 by Claudia Eggart

Lived Geopolitics: Grain Logistics Between the War and the Border

At the border triangle between Ukraine, Moldova and Romania, truck drivers have been waiting up to 16 days for customs checks since the beginning of the war. As well as being an ordeal for those affected, this situation encourages corruption and exposes the geopolitical conflicts of the different power centres.
ZOiS Spotlight 16/2023 by Karolina Łukasiewicz and Kamil Matuszczyk

Flexible Solidarity: Polish and Hungarian Responses to Forced Migration

After the 2022 Russia’s invasion, forced migrants from Ukraine received surprisingly welcoming responses in Poland and Hungary. While both governments had reacted in a similarly hostile manner to the 2015 forced migration, some significant differences have shaped their 2022 crisis response.

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.

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.