School of Public and International Affairs
Kavus Abushov

Kavus Abushov

Assistant Professor

Political Science

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  • Office : A123

My research interests include security studies, ethnic civil wars and power-sharing arrangements, political economy and Russian foreign policy.

  • International Relations Theories
  • Security Studies
  • International Political Economy
  • PhD, Westfälische Wilhelms University of Muenster
  • MA, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
  • BA, Baku State University
Joined ADA September 2009

- Policing the near abroad: Russian foreign policy in the South Caucasus, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 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 group rights, volume 22(1), 2015.

Russian foreign policy towards the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: prudent geopolitics, incapacity or identity?, East European Politics, 2019.

- "Refining the Line of Distinction between Ethnic Conflict and Security Dilemma: Towards a Theory of Identity Driven Ethnic Conflict", Civil Wars, vol. 21, issue 3, 2019, pp.