Avinoam Idan

Non-resident Senior Fellow



Avinoam Idan is a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, based in Washington DC.  Dr. Idan is a political geographer, with a regional focus on the Caucasus, Central Asia and Russia.  Dr. Idan holds a Ph.D. Degree from the University of Haifa. Prior to his academic work, he served for over thirty years in positions in Israel’s Prime Minister’s office, including seven years in the Israeli embassy in Moscow during the break-up of the Soviet Union. During this period, Dr. Idan was involved in the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the states of the Caucasus and Central Asia and the opening of Israeli embassies in the region. Among his publications are “The Foreign Policies of the Post-Soviet Landlocked States,” Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 3 (2011), pp. 49-59 and The Southern Caucasus: New Geo-strategic Order (2005, in Hebrew).


Recent Publications

Avinoam Idan, "Resurgence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict - A Russian Move on the Ukraine Chessboard", Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 3 September 2014.

Avinoam Idan, "Crimea is not a Pawn on the Ukraine Chess Board - Russia is There to Stay", Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 19 March 2014.


Publications in Silkroad Database