- Islam in the post-Soviet area, Islamic radicalism and terrorism in Central Asia and Afghanistan.
- Social and political situation in Central Asia and issues of stability and security in the region.
- Turkey’s policy towards the Middle East.
Homo Jihadicus. Islam in the former USSR and the phenomenon of the post-Soviet militants in Syria and Iraq, OSW Report, September 2015 (co-authored with Maciej Falkowski).
The Caucasus Emirate and its significance for security in the Caucasus, Country of Origin Information Unit, Office for Foreigners, June 2015 (co-authored with Maciej Falkowski).
Central Asia: the view from Russia, European Union Institute for Security Studies, January 2015 (co-authored with Nicu Popescu).
Hostages to Moscow, clients of Beijing. Security in Central Asia as the role of the West diminishes, OSW Studies, October 2014 (co-authored with Maciej Falkowski).
Afghanistan: the view from Russia, European Union Institute for Security Studies, February 2014.
The radical Islamic militants of Central Asia, OSW Report, November 2013.
A post-mortem analysis of the IMU’s martyred Usman Odil, Jamestown Foundation Militant Leadership Monitor, September 2012.