Svante E. Cornell


svante cornell


Svante E. Cornell is the Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, and a co-founder of the Institue for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. 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 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 Policy Advisor to JINSA's Gemunder Center for Policy. Formerly, Cornell served as Associate Professor of Government at Uppsala University and as Associate Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Cornell is the author or editor of ten books, including Small Nations and Great Powers, the first comprehensive study of the post-Soviet conflicts in the Caucasus. His most recent books include The Long Game on the Silk Road: U.S. and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus, and Uzbekistan's New Face.   


Recent and Selected Publications

Svante E. Cornell, "Turkey's Hour of Nationalism: The Deeper Sources of Political Realignment," American Interest, June 18, 2019.

Svante E. Cornell and S. Frederick Starr, Modernization and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia, Silk Road Paper, November 2018.

1805-UZbook-CoverS. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, eds., Uzbekistan's New Face, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Svante E. Cornell, "Erbakan, Kisakurek, and the Mainstreaming of Extremism in Turkey," Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, June 2018.

Svante E. Cornell, "Central Asia: Where Did Islamic Radicalization Go?" in Religion, Conflict and Stability in the former Soviet Union, eds. Katya Migacheva and Bryan Frederick, RAND Corporation, 2018.

Long-game-coverSvante E. Cornell and S. Frederick Starr, The Long Game on the Silk Road: U.S. and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Svante E. Cornell, S. Frederick Starr and Julian Tucker, Religion and the Secular State in Kazakhstan, Silk Road Paper, April 2018.

Svante E. Cornell, ed., The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: The Original 'Frozen Conflict' and European Security, Palgrave, 2017.

Putin bookS. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, eds., Putin' Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its DiscontentsSeptember 2014.

Svante E. Cornell and Michael Jonsson, eds.,Conflict, Crime and the State in Postcomunist Eurasia, University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2014, 304pp.



Publications in Silkroad Database