Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Laurence Broers
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Laurence Broers is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Caucasus Survey, the first dedicated scholarly journal for the Caucasus region, published since January 2015 by Taylor & Francis. He is also research associate at the Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus at the School of Oriental & African Studies, where he completed doctoral studies on conflict and state building in post-Soviet Georgia in 2004 and is currently engaged in research on Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. He also serves as a Caucasus programme associate at London-based independent organization Conciliation Resources, where he previously managed a range of Track-2 initiatives supporting the Nagorny Karabakh peace process 2008-13. He has authored both academic and a wide range of policy briefings and papers relating to South Caucasus conflicts and peace processes.


  • South Caucasus conflicts and peace processes
  • Armenian politics
  • Azerbaijani politics
  • Unrecognized/De facto states


2013 - presentCo-Editor-in-Chief, Caucasus Survey
2013-14Senior Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Political Studies, School of Oriental & African Studies
2008-13Caucasus Projects Manager, Conciliation Resources


  • 'From 'frozen conflict' to enduring rivalry: reassessing the Nagorny Karabakh conflict', Nationalities Papers 43 (4), 2014: 556-576
  • 'Mirrors to the World: The Claims to Legitimacy and International Recognition of De Facto States in the South Caucasus', Brown Journal of International Affairs, 20 (2), Spring/Summer 2014: 145-159
  • 'Unpacking the meta-conflict: claims to sovereignty, self-determination and territorial integrity in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict', in Birth of the Modern Georgian Republic 1918-2008, edited by Stephen Jones, 263-283. London and New York: Routledge, 2014
  • 'Recognising politics in unrecognised states: 20 years of enquiry into the de facto states of the South Caucasus', Caucasus Survey,1 (1), 2013: 59-74
  • 'Cartographic exhibitionism? Visualizing the territory of Armenia and Karabakh, with Gerard Toal, Problems of Post-Communism, 60 (3), May–June 2013: 16-35