Caucasus Conference

The Annual Caucasus Conference, an international event that brings together experts from the South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia), Russia (including the Northern Caucasus), Turkey, the U.S. and the E.U. to assess and discuss the situation with governance, transition and development in the region.


The Caucasus Yearbook, a volume in Russian based on presentations made at the Caucasus Conference; it contains the results of research on nation-building, democratization, development, regional and European integration of the Caucasus.

Latest Publications


Caucasus 2016

The fourteenth CI Caucasus Yearbook sums up the year 2016 in the South Caucasus region.

Editor: Alexander Iskandaryan


Shadow Economy in Armenia

The book in a popular form presents the results of the shadow economy research in the interdisciplinary theoretical context of sociology, political science and economics. The book will help scientists, students, journalists and a wide range of readers to see the features and patterns of the formation of a shadow economy in Armenia, and practitioners to develop measures to reduce it.

Author: Hrant Mikaelian



The Caucasus Institute is accepting applications to participate in an interactive workshop aimed to contribute to the development of new paradigms of conflict transformation and resolution. The discussion format is Chatham House rules. Eligibility:
• MA and PhD students (final year BA students can also apply), young scholars, public officials, journalists, civil society representatives
• Professional interest in the field of conflict resolution, willingness to participate in brainstorming and discussion formats
Deadline for applications: COB October 19, 2018
Interested candidates who comply with the eligibility requirements are asked to send their resume and motivation letter limited to one page max with a brief description of an ethno political conflict they are familiar with to [email protected] indicating “Workshop_26-28.10.18” in the subject line. Participants will be selected by means of an internal sift process and final interview.

Date and time: October 26-28, 2018
Venue: Arthurs Aghveran Resort, Aghveran, Armenia
Working language: English and Armenian

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