The Eurasia Initiative is a new endeavour devoted to the study of the states and societies of the former USSR as well as their many links with Afghanistan, China, Iran, Russia, Turkey, and other neighbours. An undertaking of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), the Initiative joins in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy’s mission of interdisciplinary collaboration with a focus on taking innovative approaches to challenge prevailing ideas that shape our understanding of Europe, Asia, and the world.