Caucasus Strategic Perspectives (CSP) is a semi-academic journal on foreign and security policy and is published on a biannually basis as of 2020 by Centre of Analysis of International Relations, a Baku-based think-tank.  


CSP’s key goal is

  • to provide a platform for debate among practitioners, researchers and scholars from the South Caucasus region itself and abroad (Russia, Turkey and other regions);  

  • to contribute to and encourage academic debate on a wide range of economic, political and social issues in the Caucasus region as a whole, as well as within the individual countries;

  • to foster stimulating exchange of ideas on the Caucasus region and beyond;

  • to build an intellectual forum for contemplative dialogue and meaningful involvement in as broad a community as possible.


The journal welcomes lucid, well documented papers on other countries and regions including especially Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, Russia, Europe, and the United States, as well as on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The journal will focus largely on the Caucasus neighbourhood, but will do so within a global context. CSP’s focus on the region and its neighbourhood is informed and guided by a strong awareness of the global and regional context. Each issue will focus on a global or regional theme and will include perspectives from policymakers, area specialists, and diplomatic professionals along with academics of different countries and backgrounds. It seeks to present a global and regional perspective on issues affecting the Caucasus neighborhood and focuses largely at the role of the region in international contexts and policymaking.


The Editors are responsible only for providing authors with the opportunity to express their personal views as a means of stimulating intellectual debate.

Caucasus Strategic Perspectives is an open access journal, which means all its content is freely available without charge to the users. Users/readers are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author[s] as long as they cite the source. The journal is licensed by Center for Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center).

Review process:
Our editors carefully read and consider every article regardless of when it is submitted. The CSP Journal occasionally solicits feedback on submissions from faculty and practitioners who are expert in their fields. Please be aware that this peer review is part of the standard review process that your article may undergo. Before sending an article out for peer review, we remove information that identifies the author (double blind peer review), although the reviewer may be familiar with the article if it has been presented at a workshop or conference or circulated online. Our editors always seek to review articles within a few weeks after receiving them, but it might take longer to reach a decision when submission volumes are high. If we are unable to extend a publication offer, we will notify the author promptly. When the CSP Journal decides to publish an article, we contact the author immediately to extend an offer.


Plagiarism policy: All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review. CSP's editorial team will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance then we will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or the to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized - the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author. If the plagiarism is detected more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission. By submitting Author(s) manuscript to the journal it is understood that it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.


ISSN online 2788-5186
ISSN print: 2788-5178