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

Invitation to Tender

Evaluation of the Project Engaging Society and Decision-makers in Dialogue for Peace over the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

In April 2017- March 2018, the CI implemented the first phase of a project supported by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, called Engaging Society and Decision-Makers in Dialogue for Peace over the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. The second phase of the project began in April 2018 and is due to end in March 2019.
The Caucasus Institute Foundation is seeking an evaluator to assess progress in both phases of the project. The evaluation should cover the period May 2017- December 2018.

Deadline for applications: COB December 4, 2018
Interested candidates can find more information on,

5-Day Debate Tournament

The Caucasus Institute announces an open call for young scholars, students and civil society representatives to participate in a Debate Tournament that will take place on December 11-16, 2018 at Arthur’s Aghveran Resort.
The Debate Tournament is organized by the Caucasus Institute with the support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

● MA and PhD students, young scholars, civil servants and civil society members,
● Professional interest in the field of human rights, media, democratization, government and politics,
● Willingness to participate in active competitive debates,
● Availability to attend the event for its full duration without exceptions,
● Relevant experience and fluent English are assets

Application procedure: Interested candidates who comply with the eligibility requirements are asked to send their CV and a motivation letter of 200 words max to [email protected] indicating “Debate Tournament” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: COB December 4, 2018

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