Selected Publications

This article argues that in seeking further integration with a patron post-Soviet de facto states are behaving similarly to small-sized dependent jurisdictions in other parts of the world. Conceptualising post-Soviet de facto states as small dependent jurisdictions contributes to a more nuanced understanding of their state-building project, their relationship with the patron state, their political economy, as well as their long-term path of development.
Ethnopolitics, 2018

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Victims of double standards: double victimhood and changing narratives in Azerbaijan’s public rhetoric
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Ten years after the war between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia, in a context where grand bargains and comprehensive agreements are …

I have analysed Transnistrian online media 18 months after Vadim Krasnoselski came to power. I found clear evidence of selective …

My PhD thesis - What is the effect of non-recognition? The external relations of de facto states in the post-Soviet space - is now …

In spite of their contested nature, de facto states in the post-Soviet space engage in substantive external relations across a number …


De facto states

Non-recognition is the symptom, not the cause