Director of Middle East Studiesemilavdaliani@yahoo.com
Director of Middle East Studies at Geocase and professor of international relations at European University. He holds a master's degree from the University of Oxford and PhD degree from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). His doctorate thesis focuses on Byzantine and Sassanian military strategy in late antiquity. Dr Avdaliani currently teaches history and international relations at European University and Ilia State University. He has published a number of books including his latest "New World Order and Small Regions: The Case of South Caucasus".
Dr Avdaliani specializes on modern political and military issues in the South Caucasus and wider Eurasia with a particular focus on Iran, Turkey, and China.
Dr Avdaliani has worked for different international consulting companies a regional analyst covering Russia and its neighbours. He regularly publishes works at CEPA, RUSI, Caucasuswatch.de, Georgia Today etc.
He speaks and writes in English, French, Russian, Farsi, Chinese and Kurmanji.