Director, Caucasus Institute, Yerevan (since 2005).
Previous positions: Director, Moscow institute of Caucasian studies (since 1992); Head of Research and Vice Director, Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan (2002-2004). Research interests: nation and state building in the CIS; elites and societal change; ethno-political conflicts in the North and South Caucasus; migrations. Selected publications: Armenia Country Report 2011. Nations in Transit. Freedom House (2011); Armenia-Russia Relations: Geography Matters (2011); Pragmatic Policies vs. Historical Constraints: Analyzing Armenia-Turkey Relations (co-authored with Sergey Minasyan, 2010); Armenian Diaspora: Essays on Sociocultural Typology (2010).