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Lasha Tchantouridzé

  • Academic Director


Dr. Lasha Tchantouridzé is Professor and Academic Director of international affairs programs. He is also a Davis Center Associate, Harvard University, Boston, MA; Research Fellow of the Center for Defense and Security Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; and Advisory Board Member of the Peace & War Center at Norwich University. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Tchantouridzé’s research interests are at the intersection of diplomacy and force in international politics, and his academic publications are in the areas of geopolitics and strategy, Russian foreign and defense policy, the Black Sea basin, international politics in the Caucasus, and NATO-Russia relations.

Courses Taught

GD510 Theory and the International System
GD542 Terrorism: Introduction and State Sponsored Terrorism
GD560 Military Intervention and Conflict Management in the International System
IR510 World Politics – International Relations
IR531 National Security


“Ukraine at a Crossroads: Will the West Fold After Kherson?” The National Interest, November 17 2022.

“The Aftermath of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Appeasement of Russia and the War in Ukraine,” Journal of Peace and War Studies, The 4th Edition, October 2022.

“Why Russia’s Military Reforms Failed in Ukraine,” The National Interest, October 15 2022.

“Hic sunt dracones! Russia Enters the Mediterranean,” Security Science Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2022.

“Putin’s Nuclear Threats Are Reaching beyond Ukraine,” The National Interest, September 27 2022.

“Putin's Next Move: Does Russia's retreat from Kharkiv mark a turning point?” Institute of Arts and Ideas, September 15 2022.

“Corruption in Russia and the War in Ukraine,” Norwich Record, summer 2022.

“Defending the Rioni Valley: Civic Resistance to Corporate Takeover in Western Georgia,” Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies.  Vol. 54, No. 1, spring 2022.

“In Afghanistan: Western and Soviet Methods of Counterinsurgency,” Security Science Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2021.

“Threat and Cooperation: Syria in Russo-Turkish Relations,” with Ali Askerov, in Contemporary Turkish-Russian Relations: From Past to Future, Ilyas Topsakal, editor. Istanbul: University of Istanbul Press, 2021.

The Post-Soviet Conflicts: A Thirty Years’ Crisis, Ali Askerov, Stefan Brooks, and Lasha Tchantouridze, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2020.

“The Black and the Caspian: Russia’s Warm Seas,” Central Asia and the Caucasus: Journal of Social and Political Studies, Vol. 19, Issue 4, 2018.

Лаша Чантуридзе, «ЧЕРНОЕ МОРЕ И КАСПИЙ — ТЕПЛЫЕ МОРЯ РОССИИ,»  Центральная Азия и Кавказ, 21 (4), 2018.

“The Black Sea question in Russo-Turkish Relations,” in Contemporary Russo-Turkish Relations: From Crisis to Cooperation, ed. by Ali Askerov, Lexington Books, 2018.

“Contending Policies of Russia and Turkey: The Syrian Crisis,” co-authored with Ali Askerov, in Contemporary Russo-Turkish Relations: From Crisis to Cooperation, ed. by Ali Askerov, Lexington Books, 2018.

“Unipolarity: End of an Error,” in Michael Hawes and Christopher Kirkey, eds. Canadian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016.