Dr. Kavus Abushov received his PhD in political science from the University of Muenster, Germany. He later completed his postdoc at the Center for International Studies at MIT. He has taught at the University of Muenster and held guest lectures at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MIT, University of Toulouse, GCSP. Dr Abushov received his BA in international relations at Baku State University and his MA in international relations at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany.
His research interests include international relations theories and security studies, conflict resolution, and Russian foreign policy and post-soviet politics.
Dr Abushov's major publications include:
• Policing the near abroad: Russian foreign policy in the South Caucasus, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 63(2), 2009,
• Application of international humanitarian law to the military operations within the “war on terror”, Russian Yearbook of International Law, 2012.
• Christian Walter, Antje von Ungern, Kavus Abushov, Self-determination and secession in international law, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
• Autonomy as a possible solution to self-determination disputes: does it work?, Journal on minority and indigenous rights, volume 22, issue 1, 2015.