Pavel K. Baev

Research Professor

Pavel K. Baev
Email: pavel@prio.org
Work phone: +4722 54 77 39
Mobile phone: +47 90 65 71 63

Research Interests

Russian military reform; Russia's conflict management in the Caucasus and Central Asia; energy interests in Russia's foreign and security policy; Russia's relations with Europe and NATO.

Background

​​​​​​I publish a blog on Arctic Politics and Russia's Ambitions on Facebook.

Languages spoken:

Russian; English

Working experience:

After graduating from the MGU in September 1979, I found myself 'behind bars', working as a researcher, and then senior researcher, in a 'post-box': a Research Institute of the USSR Ministry of Defence.
It was only in August 1988 that I left it to join a newly-created Institute of Europe in USSR Academy of Sciences, where I worked as a head of section for military-political studies until October 1992.
That month I became a PRIOite. Since then, besides holding the position of senior researcher, I was from July 1995 to December 2001, the Editor of Security Dialogue, PRIO's policy-oriented quarterly journal. In 2000-2004, I was the leader of PRIO Foreign and Security Policies program; in 2002-2005, I was the head of a working group at the Center for the Study of Civil War (CSCW); in 1999-2005, I was a member of PRIO Board. In August 2005, I applied for being evaluated for professorial competence (Forsker 1), and in March 2006, the committee of peers produced a positive conclusion, making me a Research Professor. In May 2011, Strobe Talbott invited me to become a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institutions, a privilege I value greatly. Since July 2013, I am also a Senior Associate Fellow at the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI), affiliated with the Russia/NIS Centre. 

Education:

It was my luck that got me from a 'regular' Moscow school (no. 648) to the Geographical Department of the Moscow State University (MGU) in September 1974. In June 1979, I graduated with MA in Political Geography (that 'B' in the last exam in 'Scientific Communism' meant no cum laude or 'red diploma'). In September 1983, I was accepted into a doctoral track in the Institute of USA and Canada, USSR Academy of Sciences - and in May 1988, I received my PhD in International Relations.

Events

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Publications

The following publications are specific to the PRIO Middle East Centre. A more complete list is available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Baev, Pavel K. (2017) The Russian Navy is Adrift in the Syrian Doldrums, International Relations and Diplomacy 5(11): 643–649.

Book Chapter

Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Bad judgement and a chain of blunders, in Suzanne Maloney, ed., The Iranian Revolution at Forty. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press (192–195).
Baev, Pavel K. (2019) Turkey and Russia, in The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics. London: Routledge (413–424).
Baev, Pavel K. (2019) Turkey's ambiguous strategic rapprochement with Russia, in Ersen, Emre; & Seckin Kostem, eds, Turkey's Pivot to Eurasia. New York: Routledge (48–63).

Popular Article

Baev, Pavel K. (2019) Russia finds few fruits to harvest in the scramble for eastern Syria, Order from Chaos, 18 October.
Baev, Pavel K. (2019) Putin's indifference to Turkish offensive in Syria, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 14 October.
Baev, Pavel K. (2019) Russian-Turkish missile deal enacted by weakening autocrats, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 16 July.
Baev, Pavel K. (2019) The Kremlin tries to pivot attention to Syria upon release of Mueller Report, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 25 March.
Baev, Pavel K. (2015) Iranian deal leaves Russia in deeper isolation, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 6 April.

Report - External Series

Baev, Pavel K. (2019) The impacts of the Syrian intervention on Russian strategic culture, Security Insights, 33. Garmisch-Partenkirchen: George Marshall Center for European Security Studies.