School of Public and International Affairs
Kavus Abushov

Kavus Abushov

Associate Professor

Political Science

  • Email : kabushov[at]
  • Phone : 134
  • Office : D333

My research interests include security studies, ethnic civil wars, political economy and state-building.

  • 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

The Azerbaijani resilient society: explaining the multifaceted aspects of people’s social solidarity, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2021.

 “Explaining Foreign Policy Deviations: The Strategic Rationale of Russia’s Recognition of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s Independence”, Ethnopolitics, 2021.

- "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.

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

- Autonomy as a possible solution to self-determination disputes: does it work?, Journal on minority and group rights, volume 22(1), 2015.

- Christian Walter, Antje von Ungern, Kavus Abushov, Self-determination and secession in international law,  Oxford University Press, 2014.

- Application of international humanitarian law to the military operations within the “war on terror”, Russian Yearbook of International Law, 2012.

- Policing the near abroad: Russian foreign policy in the South Caucasus, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 63(2), 2009.