School of Public and International Affairs
Kavus Abushov

Kavus Abushov

Associate Professor

Political Science

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

  • 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
Publications - Alliance-building between great power commitment and misperceptions: failed balancing despite alignment efforts in the post-Soviet space, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2023. 

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.

- Drawing a boundary between structural factors and identity in ethnic conflict: Bringing back the role of identity. Terrorism and Political Violence, 2020.

- 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.