Volgograd, Russia
2005 - 2006 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: Director of the Center for Regional and Transboundary Studies, Volgograd State University, Russian Federation.
e-mail: golunov@policy.hu
website: http://www.policy.hu/golunov/

Fellow project
2005 - 2006: Drug trafficking as a challenge for Russian post-Soviet security policy
The objectives of the project are to evaluate the effectiveness of Russian security and border policies intended to combat transboundary drug trafficking by assessing the extent of drug addiction compared with Russia as a whole; examine appeals to address the problem made by political and other elites both nationally and internationally seeking to develop political strategies and obtain financial support for new structures; and write a research paper and policy study for Russian decision-making structures in the corresponding field such as the Security Council, State Antinarcotic Agency (Gosnarkokontrol'), Federal Assembly and regional authorities.

Study: Drug trafficking as a challenge for Russia's security and border policies

Working groups: Cross-Border Cooperation Outside European Union, Combating Organized Crime, Combating Open Society Threats

Relevant countries: Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan