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.

Armenian-Turkish Relations

Latest Publications


Caucasus 2015

The thirteenth CI Caucasus Yearbook sums up the year 2015 in the South Caucasus region.

Editor: Alexander Iskandaryan


Shadow Economy in Armenia

Author: Hrant Mikaelian

Upcoming events


The Karabakh Movement 30 Years Later: Lessons Learnt

The Caucasus Institute will hold a roundtable discussion dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Karabakh movement. The roundtable is part of a project on Engaging society and decision-makers in dialogue for peace over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict funded by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.
The roundtable will begin with a presentation by Mark Grigorian, the Director of the Public Radio of Armenia. He will speak as an eyewitness of the events of 30 years ago and also look at the ways in which the Karabakh movement has shaped contemporary Armenia, its politics, governance practices, identity and values.
An open debate will follow, moderated by CI Research Fellow Hrant Mikaelian.


Date: February 28, 2018

Venue: Caucasus Institute

Tea Party at the Caucasus Institute


The Caucasus Institute invites students and young scholars under the age of 30 to take part in an informal discussion in Tea Party format.
The next Tea Party will take place at 7-9 p.m. on December 20, 2017 at the Caucasus Institute, and will be led by CI director Alexander Iskandaryan. The discussion will be about nation-building in Ukraine as a part of post-Soviet transformation, conflicts it has provoked and is still provoking, and comparative analysis of similar processes in the post-Soviet space.
The working language of the discussion is Russian (participants can speak Armenian but need to understand Russian).
To attend, please reach us by email or phone by December 19, at the details below, stating your name, age and a few words about your work and education. The number of seats is limited.


Date: December 20, 2017, 19:00-21:00

Venue:Caucasus Institute

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