Svante E. Cornell is Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, and one of its co-founders. He is Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, the Joint Center operated by ISDP in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS. His main areas of expertise are security issues, state-building, and transnational crime in Southwest and Central Asia, with a specific focus on the Caucasus and Turkey. He is the Editor of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, the Joint Center's bi-weekly publication, and of the Joint Center's Silk Road Papers series of occasional papers.
Cornell is the author of four books, including Small Nations and Great Powers, the first comprehensive study of the post-Soviet conflicts in the Caucasus. His articles have appeared in numerous leading academic and journals such as World Politics, the Washington Quarterly, Current History, Journal of Democracy, Europe-Asia Studies, etc. His commentaries and op-eds appear occasionally in the U.S., European, and regional press. Cornell is Associate Professor (Docent) in Government at Uppsala University and Associate Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Cornell holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University, a B.Sc. with High Honor in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and an honorary doctoral degree from the Behmenyar Institute of Law and Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Military Science.
Cause for Concern? The Transformation of Turkey’s Internal Politics and Foreign Policy
BOOK CHAPTER, in Dealing with a Rising Power: Turkey’s Transformation and its Implications for the EU, October 2012
The “Afghanization” of the North Caucasus: Causes and Implications of a Changing Conflict
BOOK CHAPTER, in Russia's Homegrown Insurgency: Jihad in the North Caucasus, October 2012
The 2009-11 Bombing Campaign in Georgia: Who Did It, and Why?
SILK ROAD PAPER, March 2012, pp. 45
Frances G. Burwell, Svante Cornell
The Transatlantic Partnership and Relations with Russia
BOOK, in The Transatlantic Partnership and Relations with Russia, March 2012, pp. 134
Latest Articles & Commentaries
Karikatyrer skapar inte demokrati [Caricatures do not create a democracy]
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OP-ED, The Christian Science Monitor, May 18, 2012
Obama must reset relations with Russia along economic lines
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Svante E. Cornell
Winners and Losers in the Arab Awakening
POLICY BRIEF, No. 84, January 25, 2012
• Caucasian security issues and unresolved conflicts, including Chechnya.