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Ayvazyan Diana Stepanovna

Ayvazyan Diana Stepanovna
  • Scientific degree: Candidate of Science (Politics)
  • Education:
    Specialist Degree in International Relations, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (Yerevan), Department of Political Science, 2004-2009
    National Research University - Higher School of Economics (Moscow), PhD Student, 2009-2012
    School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (London), Visiting Research Student, May-October 2011
  • Candidate dissertation:
    “Caspian Region in the System of the Geopolitical Interests of the USA, the EU and China”, RUDN University, 2013
  • Position:
    Senior Research Associate, Centre of Multidisciplinary Analysis, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Scope of scientific interests:
    international relations, international security, politics and economics of the Caspian region, Black Sea region, South Caucasus
  • Courses taught:
    • “Information Resources and Databases on the Area Studies” (RANEPA, 2014 - 2020)
    • “External Trade Statistics” (RANEPA, 2017, 2018)
    • “External Information Resources of the Organisation” (RANEPA, 2017, 2018)
    • “International conflicts in Europe” (Institute of World Civilisations, 2017)
    • “Politics of Russia in Europe. Relations between the European Union and Russia” (Institute of World Civilisations, 2018)
    • “Theory and History of European Integration. Institutions of the European Union”( Institute of World Civilisations, 2018)
    • “Foundations of the Russian Statehood” (RUDN University, 2023)
  • Major publications:

    Journal Articles:

    1. Ayvazyan D.S., Krylov A.B., Poghosyan G.A., Krivopuskov V.V. The Friendliness of Armenia's Communication Regime: Towards the Question of Media and Public Attitudes. Russia & World: Sc. Dialogue. 2023;(1):94-111.
    2. Ayvazyan D. Сurrent Trends in the Interaction Between the Black Sea Littoral States. Contemporary Europe. 2021; 107(7): 39-49.
    3. Ayvazyan D. S. Black Sea Region in the Security Policy of Romania: Evaluation of Approaches. Post-Soviet Issues. 2021;8(2):207-218.
    4. Ayvazyan D. Limits of Turkey’s Capabilities as a Transit Gas Corridor. Contemporary Europe. 2020; 100(7): 79-88.
    5. Ayvazyan D.S. Particularities of the international cooperation in the Black-Caspian Seas region. Post-Soviet Issues. 2020; 7(2): 208-218.
    6. Ayvazyan D., Kuzmina E. Gas Transportation Projects in the Caspian and Black Sea Region and Interests of the EU. Contemporary Europe. 2019; 89(3): 114-124.
    7. Ayvazyan D. Southern Gas Corridor as the instrument for the diversification of the gas import to the European Union. Research and Analytical Herald of the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences. 2018; 2: 128-134.
    8. Ayvazyan D. The hydrocarbon potential of the Caspian Region. Assessments on regional and international levels. International Trends. 2013; 33(2): 135-142.
    9. Ayvazyan D. The issue of the militarization of the Caspian Sea. Interests of the Russian Federation and external actors. Russian Scientific Journal. 2012; 30(5): 53-58.
    10. Ayvazyan D. The legal status of the Caspian Sea: parties' positions and resolution perspectives. Russian Scientific Journal. 2011; 21(2): 63-68.

    International Scientific Conferences/Forums Proceedings:

    1. Ayvazyan D. Black Sea Region: Сonceptual Frameworks of the Regional Interaction. Collection VIII International scientific-practical conference (12 April 2018) “Russia and the Globe: Civilization Development. Phenomenon of development of radical political movements in Europe”, Institute of World Civilizations, Moscow, 2018. PP. 666-669.
    2. Ayvazyan D. Regional Security Issues in the Foreign Policy of the States of the Greater Black Sea Region. Proceeding of the International Scientific Forum “Problems of National Security in Terms of Globalization and Integration Processes (Interdisciplinary Aspects)”. Yerevan, Publishing House RAU, 3–4 November 2017. PP. 18-27.

    Publications in English:

    International Scientific Conferences/Forums Proceedings:

    1. Ayvazyan D. Oil and Gas Transportation in Terms of the National and International Energy Security. International Scientific Forum “Problems of National Security in Terms of Globalisation and Integration Processes (Interdisciplinary Aspects)” Proceedings. Yerevan, Publishing House RAU, 3–5 November 2016. PP. 146-153.
    2. Ayvazyan D. The Interaction between the Littoral States as the Dilemma of the Cooperation and the Confrontation. The Case of the Caspian Sea. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Problems of National Security in Terms of Globalisation and Integration Processes (Interdisciplinary Aspects)”. Yerevan, 4-5 November 2015. PP. 11-17.

     for full list of publications, see the profile in Russian    

    РИНЦ Author ID: 815429

    ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9795-2929

    Scopus Author ID: 57211412090

    Web of Science ResearcherID: M-4737-2017


  • Foreign languages:
    • English, German, Armenian
  • Contacts:

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