Anna Kreikemeyer is a researcher at the IFSH. She has conducted research on peace in the post-Soviet space; the role of Russia in armed conflicts in the CIS, secular-Islamist relations in Tajikistan, interdependencies between external democratization policies and security (Kasachstan, Kirgisistan, Usbekistan), EU-Central Asia Strategies, the interplay of societal orders and foreign policies of neo-patrimonial states, local peace and the prospects for peace research in Eurasia. She was researcher at the German Society for Foreign Affairs (DGAP) in Bonn, wrote her PhD at the University of Hamburg on “Capabilities for Peace in Russia“, received a fellowship for the post-graduate program “Eastern Europe” from the Volkswagen Foundation at the Free University in Berlin and studied at the Universities of Erlangen and Zurich, Switzerland.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Anna Kreikemeyer is currently focusing on the prospects for peace research in Europe and Eurasia. She is particularly interested in the views on and practices of local peace in non-Western orders. Together with colleagues from the Caucasus and Central Asia, she is working on a publication on the under-researched capacities of different local actors and institutions (elders, women, youth, local NGOs, journalists et al.) to manage societal conflict with or without external support. Thus, she aims to contribute to the post-liberal debate on the crisis in peacebuilding. Her findings furthermore contribute to the academic exchange between Europe and Eurasia. Together with colleagues from the Centre for Peace Studies, Tromsø and from universities in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Ukraine, she has established the Academic Network “Eurasia Peace Studies Exchange”, which is funded by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education.

Selected Publications

  • Kluczewska, Karolina, Anna Kreikemeyer. 2022.
    Beyond the Local Turn: Local Orderings and Ordering of International Organizations.
    Global Cooperation Research Papers 32. Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research. DOI: 10.14282/2198-0411-GCRP-32.
  • Kreikemeyer, Anna. 2020.
    Local Ordering and Peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan: What Can Customary Orders Achieve?.
    Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 14 (4): 501-517. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1758425.
  • Kreikemeyer, Anna. 2018.
    Hybridity revisited. Zum Stellenwert von Hybriditätsperspektiven in der Friedensforschung.
    Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 7 (2): 287-315. DOI: 10.5771/2192-1741-2018-2-287.
  • Berg, Andrea, Anna Kreikemeyer. 2006.
    Realities of Transformation. Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited.
    Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden 174. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Kreikemeyer, Anna, Andrei Zagorski. 1997.
    Rußlands Politik in bewaffneten Konflikten in der GUS. Zwischen Alleingang und kooperativem Engagement.
    Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden 110. Baden-Baden: Nomos.