Svante Cornell Joins JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy as a Senior Fellow Focusing on Turkey and the Caucasus

Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) today announced that leading foreign policy expert Svante Cornell has joined the organization to serve as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Gemunder Center with a focus on Turkey and the Caucasus.

“Svante Cornell’s expertise on Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Caucasus are unmatched in the field, and he will be a tremendous asset in writing and speaking about U.S. policy toward those areas,” said Dr. Michael Makovsky, President & CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America.

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.