Academy Associate
Zaur Shiriyev


Zaur Shiriyev was an Academy fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. He is a senior research fellow at ADA University, Baku, where he has worked since May 2014. Prior to joining ADA he worked as leading research fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies (2009-14), the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies, Istanbul and the International Strategic Research Organization, Ankara. He is currently 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).


  • 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


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)

Broadcast experience



  • Azerbaijani (native)
  • Turkish (broadcast standard)
  • English (broadcast standard)
  • Russian (broadcast standard)