Doc. PhDr. Emil Aslan (Souleimanov), Ph.D.

Research Director, Institute of International Relations Prague


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Employment

2018-present: Research Director, Institute of International Relations Prague
2017-present: Associate Professor, Department of Security Studies, Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
2011-2017: Associate Professor since 2013: Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
2005-2011: Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague
2004-2009: Assistant Professor, Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Scienc-es, Charles University

Education

2005: Ph.D. in International Relations: Institute of Political Studies, Charles University
2004: LL.M., Institute of Humanities, Peter the Great St Petersburg State Polytechnic University
2001: M.A. in International Relations: Institute of Political Studies, Charles University
1999: B.A. (equivalent) in German Studies (Germanistik) and Russian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
1995-1997: B.A. in studies of German language, Moscow State Pedagogical University

Foreign Research Fellowships

2006-2007: Post-Doc (Fulbright-Masaryk Fellow), Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Languages

Russian (near-native)
Armenian (very good command)
Czech (highly proficient)
English (highly proficient)
German (very good command)
Slovak (very good command)
Turkish (good command)
Azerbaijani (good command)
Crimean Tatar (working/passive knowledge)
French (working/passive knowledge)
Italian (working/passive knowledge)

Areas of Interest

Micro-dynamics of violence, with emphasis on irregular and asymmetric conflict
Salafi-jihadist radicalization, violent mobilization, foreign fighters
Ethnic conflict, separatism, nationalism, and politics of memory
Geographical emphasis on the Caucasus and the post-Soviet space in general, tangentially also Tur-key and Iran; Europe‘s post-Soviet/Muslim diaspora communities

Publications (selected)

Books:

  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Aliyev, Huseyn, How Socio-Cultural Codes Shaped Violent Mobilization and Pro-Insurgent Support in the Chechen Wars, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., The North Caucasus Insurgency: Dead or Alive? Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College Press & Strategic Studies Institute, 2017.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Aliyev, Huseyn, The Individual Disengagement of Avengers, Nationalists, and Jihadists: Why Ex-Militants Choose to Abandon Violence in the North Caucasus, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., Understanding Ethnopolitical Conflict: Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia Wars Reconsidered, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., An Endless War: The Russian-Chechen Conflict in Perspective, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2007.

Book Chapters and Encyclopaedic Entries:

  • Soulemanov, Emil A. – Schwampe, Jasper – Bedford, Sofie, “Chechnya: A Study of a Post-Soviet Conflict,” In Olteanu, Tina - Jaitner, Felix – Spöri, Tobias (eds.) Crises in the Post‐Soviet Space: From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the conflict in Ukraine (London: Routledge), 2018. Pp. 213-223.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "Blood revenge (ch'ir) in Chechnya and Ingushetia," in Alena Ledeneva (ed.), The Global Encyclopedia of Informality, London: University College London Press, 2018.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., “Religion and Civil War: The Cases Involving Salafi Groups,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics & Religion (New York: Oxford University Press), forthcoming in 2018.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., Chechnya: History, Society, Conflict, Oxford Bibliographies (New York: Oxford University Press), published online June 2017, doi: 10.1093/obo/9780195390155-0243.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "Chechnya," in John Stone, Rutledge M. Dennis, Polly Rizova, Anthony D. Smith, Xiaoshuo Hou (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Chichester, West Sussex, 2016.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. – Horak, Slavomir, „Islam, Islamist Extremism in the Caucasus and Central Asia: A Critical Assessment,“ in Ursel Schlichting (Hrsg.), OSCE Yearbook 2006, Hamburg: Nomos Verlaggesellschaft 2007. Pp. 271-287.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „Die Geopolitische Dimension der Konflikte im Südkaukasus,“ in: Reiter, Erich (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch für internationale Sicherheitspolitik 2004, Hamburg/Berlin/Bonn: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn GmbH, 2005. Pp. 717-735.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „Die EU-Perspektive der Türkei aus tschechischer Sicht,“ in: Maras, K., Giannakopoulos, A. (Hrsg.): Turci Ante Portas: Der Diskurs über einen EU-Beitritt der Türkei in den Gesellschaften der EU. Wiesbaden: Vs Verlag, 2005. Pp. 177-186.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „The Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh," in: Ursel Schlichting (Hrsg.), OSCE Yearbook 2004, Hamburg: Nomos Verlaggesellschaft 2005. Pp. 217-237.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Aliyev, Huseyn - Jean-François Ratelle, "Defected and Loyal? A Case Study of Counter-Defection Mechanisms Inside Chechen Paramilitaries," Terrorism and Political Violence 30(4). Pp. 616-636.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Dzutsati, Valery, „Russia‘s Syria War: A Strategic Trap?“ Middle East Policy 25(2), 2018. Pp. 42-50.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Siroky, David – Abbasov, Namig, „Frozen Conflict or Frozen Yogurt? Vertical and Horizontal Thawing the Chechen Conflict,“ Asia-Europa Journal, forthcoming in 2018.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "A Perfect Umma? How Ethnicity Shapes the Organization and Operation of Dagestan's Jihadist Groups," Ethnicities 18(3), 2018. Pp. 434-453.
  • Aliyev, Huseyn - Souleimanov, Emil A., “Why Do De Facto States Fail?Lessons from the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria,“ Problems of Post-Communism, published online December 11, 2017, doi: 10.1080/10758216.2017.1383166.
  • Ratelle, Jean-Francois - Souleimanov, Emil A., "Retaliation in Rebellion: The Missing Link to Explaining Insurgent Violence in Dagestan," Terrorism and Political Violence 29(4), 2017. Pp. 573-592.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. – Abrahamyan, Eduard - Aliyev, Huseyn, “Unrecognised states as a means of coercive diplomacy? Assessing the role of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Russia’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus,“ Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, published online October 24, 2017, doi: 10.1080/14683857.2017.1390830.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "A Failed Revolt? Assessing the Viability of the North Caucasus Insurgency," Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 30(2), 2017. Pp. 210-231.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "The South Caucasus: Turmoil in the Shadow of Russo-American Relations," Middle East Policy 24(2), 2017. Pp. 70-77.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Schwampe, Jasper, "Devout Muslims or Tough Highlanders? Exploring Attitudes toward Ethnic Nationalism and Racism in Europe’s Ethnic-Chechen Salafi Communities," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 43(15), 2017. Pp. 2616-2633.
  • Bedford, Sofie - Souleimanov, Emil A., "Under Construction and Highly Contested: Islam in the Post-Soviet Caucasus," Third World Quarterly, 37(9), 2016. Pp. 1559-1580.
  • Kraus, Josef - Souleimanov, Emil A., "A Failed Comeback? Understanding Iranian Policies in the South Caucasus," Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 18(5), 2016. Pp. 448-464.
  • Ratelle, Jean-François - Souleimanov, Emil A., "A Perfect Counterinsurgency? Making Sense of Moscow’s Policy of Chechenisation," Europe-Asia Studies 68(8), 2016. Pp. 1287-1314.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Siroky, David: "Random or Retributive?: Indiscriminate Violence in the Chechen Wars," World Politics 68(4), 2016. Pp. 677-712.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Aliyev, Huseyn, "Evaluating the Efficacy of Indigenous Forces in Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Chechnya and Dagestan," Small Wars & Insurgencies 27(3), 2016. Pp. 392-416.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Jasutis, Grazvydas, "The Dynamics of Kadyrov’s Regime: Between Autonomy and Dependence," Caucasus Survey, 4(2), 2016: 115-128.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "Mission Accomplished? Russia's Withdrawal from Syria," Middle East Policy 23(2), 2016. Pp. 108-118.
  • Bedford, Sofie - Souleimanov, Emil A., "Islam im postsowjetischen Kaukasus: Von Sunniten, Schiiten, Sufis und Salafisten," Osteuropa: Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens, 65(7-10), 2015. Pp. 71-92.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "Ein umkämpftes Dreieck: Russland, der Westen und der 'Islamische Staat'," Osteuropa: Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens, 65(11-12), 2015. Pp. 23-32.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Kraus, Josef, "Alte und neue Ansprüche: Die Politik des Iran im Südkaukasus," Osteuropa: Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens, 65(7-10), 2015. Pp. 443-457.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Aliyev, Huseyn, "Blood Revenge and Violent Mobilization: Evidence from the Chechen Wars," International Security, 40(2), Fall 2015. Pp. 158-180.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "Dschihadisten in Dagestan: Clans, Kompromisse und krumme Geschäfte," Osteuropa: Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens, 65(4), 2015. Pp. 115-129.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Petrtylova, Katarina, "Russia's Policy toward the Islamic State," Middle East Policy 22(3), Fall 2015. Pp. 66-78.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Aliyev, Huseyn, „Asymmetry of Values, Indigenous Forces, and Incumbent Success in Counterinsurgency: Evidence from Chechnya,“ Journal of Strategic Studies, 38(5), 2015. Pp. 678-703.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „An Ethnography of Counterinsurgency: Kadyrovtsy and Russia's Policy of Chechenization,“ Post-Soviet Affairs 31(2), 2015. Pp. 91-114.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „Jihad or Security? Understanding the Jihadization of Chechen Insurgency Through Recruitment in Jihadist Units,“ Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 17(1), 2015. Pp. 86-105.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „Globalizing Jihad? North Caucasians in the Syrian Civil War,“ Middle East Policy, 21(3), 2014. Pp. 154-162.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Ehrmann, Maya – Aliyev, Huseyn, „Focused on Iran? Exploring the rationale behind the strategic relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel,“ Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 14(4), 2014. Pp. 471-488.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., "Von Groznyj nach Aleppo: Nordkaukasische Dschihadisten im syrischen Bürgerkrieg," Osteuropa: Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens, 64(8), 2014. Pp. 17-25.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Ehrmann, Maya, „The Rise of Militant Salafism in Azerbaijan and Its Regional Implications,“ Middle East Policy, 20(3), 2013. Pp. 111-120.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „Krisengebiet Nordkaukasus: Anatomie des islamistischen Aufstandes,“ Osteuropa: Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens, 62(6-8), 2012. Pp. 293-312.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Kraus, Josef, „Turkey: An Important East-West Energy Hub,“ Middle East Policy, 19(2), 2012. Pp. 157-168.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „Islam, nationalisme et vendetta: l'insurrection au Caucase du Nord,“ Politique étrangère, 77(2), 2012. Pp. 375-386.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A., „The Caucasus Emirate: Genealogy of an Islamist Insurgency,“ Middle East Policy, 18(4), 2011. Pp. 155–168.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A.– Ditrych, Ondrej, „The Internationalisation of the Russian-Chechen Conflict: Myths and Reality,“ Europe-Asia Studies, 60(7), 2008. Pp. 1199-1222.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A.– Ditrych, Ondrej, „Iran and Azerbaijan: A Contested Neighborhood,“ Middle East Policy, 14(2), 2007. Pp. 101-117.
  • Ditrych, Ondrej - Souleimanov, Emil A., „Czech Reflections on the Chechen Conflict: From Morality to Mainstream,“ Problems of Post-Communism, 54:3, 2006. Pp. 18-28.

Analytical Articles

  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Aliyev, Huseyn. Azerbaijan's Advances Around Nakhichevan, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, July 5, 2018.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Barbashin, Anton. A Color Revolution Russia Can Live With. Why  Armenia’s Velvet Revolution has not perturbed Moscow, The American Interest, June 7, 2018.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. - Barbashin, Anton. Moscow’s Role in Armenia’s Revolution, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, May 31, 2018.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. – Aliyev, Huseyn. Protest Activity Grows in the North Caucasus Republics, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, February 26, 2018.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. – Aliyev, Huseyn. Kadyrov, Moscow and Rohingya, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, October 24, 2017.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Attacks in Chechnya Suggest Opposition to Kadyrov is Far from Eradicated, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, March 24, 2017.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. The North Caucasus insurgency: weakened but not eradicated, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, October 6, 2016.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Chechen authorities raise pressure on human rights organizations, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, July 23, 2016.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. What the fighting in Karabakh means for Azerbaijan and Armenia, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, May 12, 2016.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Kadyrov represses dissent among European Chechens, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, March 9, 2016.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Mission Accomplished? Making Sense of Russia's Withdrawal from Syria, Middle East Policy Journal Analysis, April 2016.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. The impact of Russia's Turkey sanctions on the North Caucasus, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, February 3, 2016.
  • Aliyev, Huseyn – Souleimanov, Emil A. Russia's missile launches and the militarization of the Caspian Sea, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, November 23, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Azerbaijan, islamism, and unrest in Nardaran, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, December 27, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Will Russia deploy Chechen units to Syria?, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, November 9, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Russia's Syria initiative and the exaggerated ISIS threat to Central Asia, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, September 25, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. A weakened insurgency precludes IS inroads to the North Caucasus, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, September 2, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. A Devout Ally or an Enfant Terrible? Explaining the Sources and Forms of Ramzan Kadyrov’s Influence, Russian Analytical Digest no. 171, July 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Football Nationalism Among Iran's Azeris, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, June 24, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Turkey, Armenia, and the Politics of Genocide Recognition, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, May 13, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Caucasus Emirate Faces Further Decline after the Death of Its Leader, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, April 29, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Dagestan’s Insurgents Split over Loyalties to Caucasus Emirate and IS, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, April 15, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Nemtsov’s Assassination and the Chechen Trace, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, March 18, 2015.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Dagestan’s Jihadists and Haram Targeting, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, February 18, 2015.
  • Aliyev, Huseyn – Souleimanov, Emil A. Maidan: Lessons for the South Caucasus, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, March 5, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Attacks in Grozny Unlikely to Revive the Chechen Insurgency, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, December 10, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. The Sundry Motivations of Caucasians in Ukraine, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, October 15, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Why Ukraine Should Not Withdraw from Donbas, The Washington Review of Turkish and Eurasian Affairs, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Prospects for the Caucasus Emirate Under Kebedov's Leadership, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, August 5, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Split Among North Caucasian Fighters in Syria, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, July 2, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Chechen Units Deployed in Eastern Ukraine, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, June 4, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Azerbaijanis Volunteer in Syria Conflict, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, February 5, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Volgograd Bombings Demonstrate the Inability of Russia's Security Services, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, January 8, 2014.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. – Ouellette, Megan. The Biryulevo Riots and Their Implications, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, November 27, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Russia Ends Lease of the Gabala Radar Station in Azerbaijan, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, September 1, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. North Caucasian Fighters Join Syrian Civil War, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, August 21, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. What Does Amirov's Arrest Imply For Dagestan?, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, June 26, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. North Caucasus Insurgency Makes Inroads To Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, May 29, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Theories On The Caucasus Link In The Boston Bombings, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, May 3, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Mopping Up Gimry: "Zachistkas" Reach Dagestan, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, April 17, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Gakayev Brothers Killed in Chechnya, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, February 13, 2013.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Syrian Circassians Unlikely To Repatriate To The North Caucasus, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, December 12, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Russian Army Ceases Conscription in Dagestan, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, November 28, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Russia Redeploys Army to Dagestan. The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, November 14, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Georgia's Lopota Incident Marks the Risk of Spillover from North Caucasus Insurgency. The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, October 17, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. The Prospects For War In Nagorno-Karabakh, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, June 13, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Jihadism on the Rise in Azerbaijan. The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, May 2, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Chechen Troops in Dagestan: A Step toward „Kadyrovization“ of the North Caucasus? The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, April 4, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Is Azerbaijan Becoming Area of Confrontation Between Israel and Iran? The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, February 8, 2012.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Concerns Over Urmia Lake Boosts Nationalism Among Azerbaijanis In Iran, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, October 5, 2011.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. North Ossetia: Jihadization In The Making?, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, June 8, 2011.
  • Souleimanov, Emil A. Russia And Abkhazia Dispute Border Delimitation, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, May 11, 2011.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Security Concerns Ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, April 13, 2011.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Kabardino-Balkaria Risks Becoming New Insurgency Hotspot, The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, March 2, 2011.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Iranian Azerbaijan: The Brewing Hotspot of Future Separatism?  The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, October 27, 2010.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Dagestan: The Emerging Core of the North Caucasus Insurgency, The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst, September 29, 2010.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Umarov's Non(Resignation): Is the North Caucasus Insurgency Becoming Divided?, The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, August 19, 2010.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. The Politics of France’s Criminalization of Genocide Denial, Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, October 18, 2006.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. With Sadulaev and Basayev Killed, Generation Change in the Chechen Leadership Nears, Central Asia and the Caucasus Analyst, July 12, 2006.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. The "Cartoon Crisis" in Iranian Azerbaijan: Is Azeri Nationalism Underestimated? Central Asia and the Caucasus Analyst, June 14, 2006.
  • Souleimanov, Emil. Russian Chechnya Policy: "Chechenization" Turning into "Kadyrovization"? Central Asia and the Caucasus Analyst, May 31, 2006.

Op-Eds and Analytical Articles

Since 2000, publication of around 150 op-eds, columns and analytical articles in leading Czech dailies and weeklies (Hospodářské noviny, Mladá Fronta Dnes, Aktuálně.cz, Lidovky.cz, Respekt, Reflex), policy analysis journals (Mezinárodní politika), as well as in English-language analytical journals (The Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst, Russian Analytical Digest, Jane’s Information Group), etc.

Research Projects and Grants

Expert projects granted by Charles University (UNCE):

2018-present: UNCE/ University Research Centre, UNCE/HUM/037, Human-Machine Nexus and Its Implications for International Order, co-researcher.

Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR):

  • 2015-2017: Grant Agency of the Czech Rep., 15-09249S, Northern Eurasia’s De Facto States in the Context of Russian Foreign Policy, co-researcher.
  • 2007-2011: Grant Agency of the Czech Rep., 407/07/1315, Asymmetric threats and National Security: Assessing Current and Prospective Threats and Risks for the Czech Rep. and EU, project leader.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MZV ČR):

  • 2010: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Rep., Implications of a Perspective Turco-Iranian Energy Partnership on the Energy Poli-cy of the  EU, co-researcher.
  • 2005: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Rep., Aspects of Turkey′s  Accession into the EU, project leader.
  • 2005: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Rep., Internationalisation of Manifestations of Terrorism in Central Asia, co-researcher.
  • 2004: Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Czech Rep., 2004, Political, Economic, Cultural and Lingual Ties between Central Asian States and Rus-sia and Their Recent Developments towards Integration or Disintegration, project leader.

Grant Agency of Charles University (GAUK):

  • 2007-2008: Grant Agency of Charles University, 2096/2007, The Armenian Genocide as a Phenomenon of International Politics: Implications for the Czech Rep. and EU, co-researcher.
  • 2005-2006: Grant Agency of Charles University, 373 A-SP, The Shaping of Islamist Terrorism in the North Caucasus and Central Asia: Assessing Current and Prospective Security Threats, project leader.
  • 2004-2006: Grant Agency of Charles University, 512 A-SP, State- and Nation-Making in the Newly Independent Republics of the Eurasian Continent, co-researcher.

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR):

2018-present: Technology Agency of the Czech Rep., TL01000322, Evolution of unmanned technologies and their societal perception: analysis of opportunities and minimization of risks, co-researcher.

Individual Research Grants

2004-2005: NATO, US-Turkish Relations in the Caspian: A Common Strategy? Individual research grant.

Conferences and Workshops

Since 2006, participation in approx. 30 international conferences and expert workshops or as invited lecturer at Harvard University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, Sciences politiques, DGAP, Aarhus University, Warsaw University, etc.

Media Appearances

Since 2003, delivering around 300 interviews on the post-Soviet space, Turkey, and Iran to: Czech TV and Radio, Slovak TV and Radio, RFE/RL, Voice of America, BBC Czech, etc.





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