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The Conflict Analysis and Prevention Centre (CAPC) is a new think-and-do tank established by Dr. Ekaterina Sokirianskaia at the end of 2017. CAPC’s mission is to provide nuanced and accurate field-based analysis of violent conflicts in Russia and the post-Soviet space; propose tailored conflict resolution strategies, policies, and tools; implement interventions that will minimize the likelihood of deadly violence, and facilitate conflict resolution and mitigation.


We cooperate with civil society actors, community leaders, and government officials to implement our proposed strategies. We engage in raising early warning awareness, advocate for the rule of law, and support violent extremism prevention and post-conflict reconciliation. We sponsor mediation and devote ourselves to the task of conflict prevention.


CAPC develops and builds on the work that its director, Ekaterina Sokirianskaia, carried out as an academic, as the Russia Project Director at International Crisis Group, and as a field analyst at Memorial Human Rights Centre.

CAPC is currently implementing a project that analyses the contemporary CVE efforts in Central Asia and the potential for regional cooperation on CVE issues in the post-Soviet context.



                               Ekaterina Sokirianskaia

                               CAPC founder and director




Dr. Ekaterina Sokirianskaia, has 17 years of experience working on human rights and conflict resolution in the North Caucasus.

From 2011 to 2017, she served as International Crisis Group’s Russia/North Caucasus Project Director, supervising the organisation’s research and advocacy in the region.


From 2008-2011, Sokirianskaia established and supervised the work of Memorial’s new regional offices in Kabardino-Balkariya and Dagestan.


Before that, from 2003-2008 Sokirianskaia was permanently based in Ingushetia and Chechnya and worked as a researcher and project director for Memorial Human Rights Centre and as a professor at Grozny University.


She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Central European University and has authored and co-authored numerous articles and reports on human rights, security, and conflict in the North Caucasus and Russia.


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