Huseyn Aliyev

Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (United Kingdom)



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Dr Aliyev is a Lecturer and Researcher at Central and Eastern European Studies (CEES), University of Glasgow.

Dr Aliyev earned his Ph.D in Political Science in 2014 from the University of Otago, New Zealand. His doctoral dissertation examined the impact of Soviet institutional legacy on post-communist civil society in the broader Caucasus region. This project was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015 ("Post-Communist Civil Society and Soviet Legacy"). Dr Aliyev also has a joint Master degree in Humanitarian Action from Ruhr University Bochum and Uppsala University.

Dr Aliyev's current research interests are civil war dynamics, non-state armed groups, violent mobilisation, radicalisation and demobilisation of armed groups. He also has expertise in security and law enforcement structures of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, ethno-nationalism and institution-building.

Dr Aliyev's area experise is Ukraine and Russia (particularly the North Caucasus region). Since 2014, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in Ukraine, interviewing former and active members of pro-government paramilitary groups.

Research Interests by Country

Georgia Russia Ukraine


Armed Conflict Civil War Conflict & Peace Studies Insurgency Law Enforcement Non-State Armed Groups Rebellion Security Studies Terrorism