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Research Interests

Politics of Central Asia and the Caucasus; Post-Soviet Space

Background & Qualification

Giorgio Comai completed his PhD at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University in September 2017. MA in East European Studies and degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna. Exchange student at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, and Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, Russia. From 2009 to 2013, he was regional editor and researcher at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. He has carried out research for the Institute for Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe of Bologna University. He is member of the board of directors of Asiac, Italy’s academic association for the study of Central Asia and the Caucasus. His research has focused on youth policies in Russia and on de facto states in the post-Soviet space.

Doctoral Research

Beyond recognition. The foreign policies and external relations of de facto states in the post-Soviet space

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