Svante E. Cornell


svante cornell


Svante E. Cornell is the Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, and a co-founder of the Institue for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. His main areas of expertise are security issues, state-building, and transnational crime in Southwest and Central Asia, with a specific focus on the Caucasus and Turkey. He is the Editor of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, the Joint Center's bi-weekly publication, and of the Joint Center's Silk Road Papers series of occasional papers.

Cornell is the author of four books, including Small Nations and Great Powers, the first comprehensive study of the post-Soviet conflicts in the Caucasus, and Azerbaijan since Independence. Cornell is Senior Fellow for Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council. He was educated at the Middle East Technical University, received his Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University, and holds an honorary degree from the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Military Science, and a Research Associate with the W. Martens Center for European Studies in Brussels. He is a Senior Fellow with the American Foreign Policy Council and an Associate Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Formerly, Cornell served as Associate Professor of Government at Uppsala University. 

Selected Publications

1701NK-coverSvante E. Cornell, ed., The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: The Original 'Frozen Conflict' and European Security, Palgrave, 2017.

Svante E. Cornell, "Russia: An Enabler of Jihad?", Op-ed, Martens Center for European Studies, January 16, 2017.

Svante E. Cornell, Halil Karaveli and Boris Ajeganov, Azerbaijan's Formula: Secular Governance and Civic Nationhood, CACI-SRSP Silk Road Paper, November 2016.

S. Frederick Starr, Johan Engvall and Svante E. Cornell, Kazakhstan 2041: the Next Twenty-Five Years, CACI-SRSP Silk Road Paper, October 2016.

S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, eds.,Putin' Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its DiscontentsSeptember 2014.

Svante E. Cornell and Michael Jonsson, eds.,Conflict, Crime and the State in Postcomunist Eurasia, University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2014, 304pp.



Publications in Silkroad Database