Alexander Iskandaryan


Director, Caucasus Institute (Yerevan)

Political scientist; he heads the institute since 2005. He was its Vice-Director for Research (2002–2005).

His area of scholarly focus includes ethno-political conflict, post-communist transformation and nation-building in the former USSR in general and the Caucasus in particular. Starting in the early 1990s, he has done research on conflicts in the South and Northern Caucasus, electoral processes and the emergence of post-Soviet identities. He also conducted and lead research on migrations, regional integration, media development and public discourses.

The institute that he leads engages in research, conducts conferences, publishes books and research papers. Alexander Iskandaryan teaches courses on political science and Caucasus Studies at Caucasus Institute and other institutions.


Glocalization: When Globalization Goes Local
Complexity and diversity make the world more stable. A global world with identical political, economic, and any other elements could have more, not less conflict. Globality is getting localized, and
The South Caucasus: A Changing Geography
Politically, the South Caucasus is a configuration of three relatively small countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Many circumstances are dragging the South Caucasus countries into the Middle
Nagorno-Karabakh: A Full-Scale War or a Political Trick?
Full armed clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone began on April 2. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry declared that there had been shelling from Armenia, while the Armenian Defense Ministry
Karabakh Conflict Overshadowed by Gaza and Donetsk Crises
Politicians, analysts and the media worldwide are discussing the sharply aggravated situation along a demarcation line between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. The belligerents