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



CI Director Alexander Iskandaryan’s new article entitled “Armenia–Russia Relations: the Revolution and the Map” was published in The Russian Analytical Digest (RAD).

Roundtable discussion

New Armenia: Discussing the Karabakh Conflict

Location: Caucasus Institute, Yerevan
Date: 12:00, March 15, 2019
Language: Armenian

“In Armenia, the popular visions remain uncompromising albeit vague: from “Nagorno-Karabakh should become part of Armenia” and “we mustn’t cede an inch of land” to “land in exchange for recognition” and “Karabakh should be a party in the negotiations.”

Samvel Martirosyan, social media and information security analyst, media expert said during a roundtable on New Armenia: Discussing the Karabakh Conflict organized by the Caucasus Institute on March 15, 2019.

The roundtable discussion was held in the framework of a project on Engaging society and decision-makers in dialogue for peace over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict implemented by the Caucasus Institute with support from the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund. The opinions and statements made and discussed during the event may not coincide with the official position of the UK Government.

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