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 leading American scientific journal on post-Soviet space Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization‘s October issue published CI Director Alexander Iskandaryan’s article on The Velvet Revolution in Armenia.

Call for applications

Mock Parliament

Location: Jermuk, Armenia
Dates: January 31- February 3, 2019
Language: Armenian
The Caucasus Institute invites students, young scholars, civil society representatives, civil servants and young politicians to apply for participation in The Mock Parliament, an interactive simulation game organized by the Caucasus Institute in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.
Eligibility: Students, scholars, civil society representatives, civil servants and politicians aged 21-35, interest in decision- and policy-making, rule of law, legislative processes, availability to attend the event for its full duration without exceptions, relevant experience is an asset.Application procedure: Interested candidates who comply with the eligibility requirements are asked to fill in this application form. The deadline for applications is January 20 COB. Shortlisted candidates would be invited to an interview on a rolling basis.

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