Academy Associate
Zaur Shiriyev


Zaur Shiriyev was an Academy fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House.

Since March 2017, he has served as coordinator of the PeaCE Project for the Caucasus Research Resource Center Georgia and Eurasia Partnership Foundation Azerbaijan, dealing with Track 2 processes on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

He was a senior research fellow at ADA University, Baku, from May 2014 – March 2017.

Prior to that he worked as leading research fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies (2009-14), the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies, Istanbul and International Strategic Research Organization, Ankara.

He is a contributing analyst for the Jamestown Foundation's Eurasia Daily Monitor and has previous editorial and journalistic experience in Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Zaur has published numerous articles and commentaries and co-edited The Geopolitical Scene of the Caucasus: A Decade of Perspectives (Istanbul; 2013) and Energy Security and Geopolitics in Southeast Europe and Azerbaijan (Washington, DC; 2015).

Areas of expertise

  • Foreign and national security policies of the South Caucasus states
  • Security and energy issues in the post-Soviet space
  • Conflict resolution
  • Azerbaijan and Georgian foreign policy
  • Turkish foreign policy

Past experience

2017-presentCoordinator, PeaCE Project, CRRC Georgia/ EPF Azerbaijan
2015Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
May 2014Senior Research Fellow, ADA University
2009-14Leading Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Studies (SAM)
2006-08Research Associate, International Strategic Research Organization (ISRO)