Svante E. Cornell

Svante E. Cornell, expert on Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Caucasus – Svante E. Cornell is the Director of the American Foreign Policy Council’s Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and a co-founder of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. 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 CACI’s Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst and Turkey Analyst, the Center’s electronic publications, and of its 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, and Azerbaijan Since Independence. Cornell is Senior Fellow for Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council. He was educated at the Middle East Technical University, received his Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University, and holds an honorary degree from the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Military Science, and a Research Associate with the W. Martens Center for European Studies in Brussels. Formerly, Cornell served as Associate Professor of Government at Uppsala University and Associate Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.


How Did Armenia So Badly Miscalculate Its War with Azerbaijan?
Halting the Conflict Between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Can America Stop a Wider War Between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Addressing Turkish Aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean
America and the Kurds
There Is Hope Again in Turkey
Turkey’s Hour of Nationalism: The Deeper Sources of Political Realignment
The U.S. Should Go Around Erdogan to Engage Turkey
The U.S. and Turkey: Past the Point of No Return?
Erdogan’s Turkey: The Role of a Little Known Islamist Poet
Dealing With Turkey: Taking the Long View
The Roots of Turkish Conduct: Understanding the Evolution of Turkish Policy