Cory Welt

Cory Welt

Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Associate Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
1957 E St NW, Suite 412
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
Phone: 202-994-8362
Fax: 202-994-5436

Areas of Expertise

Russian and Eurasian security; Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan); post-Soviet politics; ethnic conflict

Cory Welt is Associate Director and Associate Research Professor of International Affairs at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the Elliott School. At IERES, he co-directs the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) and teaches courses on post-Soviet Eurasian politics and security. Dr. Welt is a specialist on the Caucasus and U.S. policy toward Russia and Eurasia. He was also an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for American Progress from 2012-2014. He was previously associate director (2007-2009) and director (2009) of the Eurasian Strategy Project at Georgetown University and deputy director and fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (2003-2007). He received his Ph.D. in political science from MIT (2004) and his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University (1995).


Ph.D., MIT


Dr. Welt is the author of several articles and book chapters on conflict resolution, transborder security, and political change in the Caucasus, including for Europe-Asia StudiesDemokratizatsiyaThe Nonproliferation ReviewThe Making of Modern Georgia, 1918-2012 (Jones, ed., Routledge), Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World (Bunce, McFaul, Stoner-Weiss, eds., Cambridge University Press) and America and the World in the Age of Terror (Benjamin, ed., CSIS Press). He has published numerous commentaries on post-Soviet politics and security, including for the Center for American Progress, Foreign PolicyThe National InterestThe Moscow TimesRussia in Global Affairs, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Classes Taught

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies