South Caucasus

Research includes work on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, the status of intractable conflicts, and political and economic reforms.

Armenia’s Velvet Revolution caught Western states by surprise as, due to its lack of democratic legitimacy, the previous government in Yerevan was heavily dependent on Russia.

In Azerbaijan, while some policymakers advocate closer links with Russia, there is doubt over Moscow’s capacity to lend Baku support on key issues such as the ongoing Karabakh conflict.