University of St Andrews

Status Public university

Telephone +44 1334 476161


Address St Andrews KY16 9AJ, , St Andrews, , United Kingdom

Contact person Catherine Stihler (Rector)

Contact person Sally Mapstone (Principal)

Departments School of International Relations , The Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) ,


Matteo Fumagalli

Rick Fawn

Elena Zhirukhina

Marat Iliyasov


Fumagalli M., Turmanidze K., (2017) Taking partly free voters seriously: autocratic response to voter preferences in Armenia and Georgia. Caucasus Survey , vol: 5, 199-215

Fumagalli M., (2014) The 2013 presidential election in the Republic of Georgia. Electoral Studies, vol: 35, 395-397

Fawn R., (2012) Georgia: revolution and war. European Security , vol: 21, 1-4

Fawn R., (2001) Interests over norms in western policy towards the Caucasus: How Abkhazia is no one's Kosovo. European Security , vol: 10, 84-108

Fawn R., (2002) Encouraging the Incorrigible? Russia's Relations with the West over Chechnya. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics , vol: 18, 3-20

Fawn R., (2002) Russia's reluctant retreat from the Caucasus: Abkhazia, Georgia and the US after 11 September 2001. European Security , vol: 11, 131-150

Fawn R., (2012) The difficulties of knowing the start of war in the information age: Russia, Georgia and the War over South Ossetia, August . European Security , vol: 21,

Zhirukhina E., (2017) Protecting the state: Russian repressive tactics in the North Caucasus. Nationalities Papers The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity ,

Zhirukhina E., (2017) The state application of repressive and reconciliatory tactics in the North Caucasus (2007-2014).

Fumagalli M., Turmanidze K., (2018) Authoritarian Stability in the South Caucasus Voting preferences, autocratic responses and regime stability in Armenia and Georgia. Routledge,

Iliyasov M., (2018) Chechen ethnic identity: assessing the shift from resistance to submission. Middle Eastern Studies , vol: 54, 475-493

Iliyasov M., (2017) Researching the Chechen diaspora in Europe. Interdisciplinary Political Studies ,

Iliyasov M., (2013) Caucasian Identity: Regional vs Religious. The Caucasus in Changing Times, Tbilisi, 9-20