Alexander Iskandaryan


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).


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