Svante E. Cornell

Keywords politics and security issues in Eurasia , South caucasus , Turkey , Central Asia ,

Country: Sweden

Organization:The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies

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Svante E. Cornell an Associate Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, and a co-founder of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. His main areas of expertise are security issues, state-building, and transnational crime in Southwest and Central Asia, with a specific focus on the Caucasus and Turkey. He is the Editor of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst and Turkey Analyst, the Joint Center's bi-weekly publication, and of the Joint Center's Silk Road Papers series of occasional papers. Cornell is the author of four books, including Small Nations and Great Powers, the first comprehensive study of the post-Soviet conflicts in the Caucasus. His articles have appeared in numerous leading academic and journals such as World Politics, the Washington Quarterly, Current History, Journal of Democracy, Europe-Asia Studies, etc. His commentaries and op-eds appear occasionally in the U.S., European, and regional press. Cornell holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University, a B.Sc. in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and an honorary doctoral degree from the Behmenyar Institute of Law and Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Military Science, and a Research Associate with the Center for European Studies in Brussels. Formerly, Cornell served as Associate Professor of Government at Uppsala University and as Course Chair for Caucasus Advanced Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State.


Yalowitz K., Cornell S., (48) The Critical but Perilous Caucasus. Orbis, vol: 2004, 105–116

Cornell S., (2001) Small nations and great powers: a study of ethnopolitical conflict in the Caucasus. Curzon Press, London.


Cornell S., (2010) The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia. New York.

Cornell S., (2015) Azerbaijan Since Independence. Routledge, New York.

Cornell S., (2002) Autonomy and Conflict: Ethnoterritoriality and Separatism in the South Caucasus - Cases in Georgia. Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning,

Cornell S., (1998) Turkey and the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh: A delicate balance. Taylor & Francis, Ltd., 51-72

Cornell S., (2011) What Drives Turkish Foreign Policy?. Middle East Quarterly, 13-24

Cornell S., (2006) The Caucasus: A Challenge for Europe.

Cornell S., (1998) Iran and the Caucasus. Middle East Policy, vol: 5, 51-67

Cornell S., (2008) War in Georgia, jitters all around. Current History, 307-314

Cornell S., (2008) Russia’s War in Georgia: Causes and Implications for Georgia and the World. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program – A Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center , Washington.

Cornell S., (2005) US engagement in the Caucasus: Changing gears. Helsinki Monitor,

Cornell S., (2004) Regional Security in the South Caucasus: The Role of NATO. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute,

Cornell S., (1998) Religion as a factor in Caucasian conflicts. Civil Wars,

Cornell S., (2002) The South Caucasus: Regional Overview and Conflict Assessment. SIDA,

Cornell S., (2005) A Strategic Conflict Analysis of the South Caucasus with a Focus on Georgia. SIDA,

Cornell S., (Current History) Conflict Analysis of Georgia. Current History,

Cornell S., (2014) Getting Georgia Right. Centre for European Studies,

Cornell S., (2004) NATO after Enlargement: PfP Shifts Emphasis to Central Asia and the Caucasus. NIAS Nytt,

Cornell S., (2001) Democratization Falters in Azerbaijan. ournal of Democracy, vol: 12, 118-131

Cornell S., (2009) Georgian politics since the August 2008 war. Kirkpatrick Jordon Foundation, vol: 17, 251-268

Cornell S., (2005) Security Threats and Challenges in the Caucasus after 9/11 . Eurasia in Balance,

Cornell S., (2012) THE “AFGHANIZATION” OF THE NORTH CAUCASUS: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS OF A CHANGING CONFLICT. Russia's Homegrown Insurgency: Jihad in the North Caucasus,

Cornell S., (2001) Iran and the Caucasus: The Triumph of Pragmatism over Ideology. 2001, vol: 3, 2001

Cornell S., (2001) The Caucasus in Limbo. Current History, vol: 110, 283-289

Cornell S., (2010) The August 6 Bombing Incident in Georgia: Implications for the Euro-Atlantic Region.

Nilsson N., Cornell S., (2008) Georgia’s May 2008 Parliamentary Elections: Setting Sail in A Storm .

Cornell S., Nilsson N., (2007) Learning from Georgia’s Crisis: Implications and Recommendations .

Cornell S., (2015) A Western Strategy for the South Caucasus.

Cornell S., (2002) Autonomy as a Source of Conflict: Caucasian Conflicts in Theoretical Perspective. World Politics, vol: 54, 245-276

Cornell S., (2002) The South Caucasus A Regional Overview and Conflict Assessment.

Cornell S., (1997) Conflicting identities in the Caucasus. Peace Review A Journal of Social Justice , vol: 9, 453-459

Cornell S., (1997) A Chechen state?. Central Asian Survey , vol: 16, 201-213

Cornell S., (2017) The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: The Original “Frozen Conflict” and European Security. Palgrave Macmillan,

Cornell S., Tsereteli M., (2016) Under the Radar: Georgia’s October 2016 Elections.

Cornell S., (2014) GEORGIA'S NEW CRISIS Is Georgia Slipping Away?.

Cornell S., (2017) The Raucous Caucasus.

Cornell S., (2017) The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict The Original “Frozen Conflict” and European Security. Palgrave Macmillan US,