Cory Welt

Cory Welt is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Welt is the associate director and research professor of international affairs at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he co-directs the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia and teaches courses on post-Soviet Russian and Eurasian politics and security. He is a frequent commentator and consultant on U.S. policy in the region.

Welt was previously associate director and director of the Eurasian Strategy Project at Georgetown University, where he was also an adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service and deputy director and fellow of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His work has been published in Europe-Asia Studies, the Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, the Nonproliferation Review, The Moscow Times, and other journals and newspapers. He has contributed book chapters to Democracy and State Building in Georgia (forthcoming 2013), Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World (Bunce, McFaul, Stoner-Weiss, Cambridge), and America and the World in the Age of Terror (Benjamin, CSIS Press). He received his doctorate degree in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University.


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Ukraine’s Road to Normalcy Article
Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko pauses during a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine’s Road to Normalcy

Sunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet.

Cory Welt

Achieving Unity in Ukraine Article
A Ukrainian man attends a pro-Ukrainian demonstration in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP/Manu Brabo)

Achieving Unity in Ukraine

The agreement reached in Geneva to de-escalate hostilities in Ukraine may or may not succeed, but the best opportunity for lasting peace rests in Kiev’s commitment to inclusive and transparent constitutional reform.

Cory Welt

Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Now Comes the Hard Part Article
Activists gather in Kiev, Ukraine, on November 28 to protest the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. (Flickr/mac_ivan)

Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Now Comes the Hard Part

Russia’s bailout has emboldened Ukraine’s government. But fresh off a wave of mass protests, the opposition may still mount an effective electoral challenge.

Cory Welt

Turkish-Armenian Normalisation and the Karabakh Conflict In the News

Turkish-Armenian Normalisation and the Karabakh Conflict

Cory Welt examines Turkish-Armenian relations and proposes a way forward for diplomatic relations that would allow for border opening and the withdrawal of Armenian forces from territory outside Nagorno-Karabakh

Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs

Cory Welt

Don’t Give Up on the U.S.-Russian Reset In the News

Don’t Give Up on the U.S.-Russian Reset

Cory Welt and Ivan Kurilla examine the potential for U.S.-Russian cooperation in forming a stronger bilateral relationship, and in tackling regional and global challenges.

The National Interest

Cory Welt

Human Rights in Georgia Article
Gay rights activists stage a protest at the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, May 18, 2012. (AP/Shakh Aivazov)

Human Rights in Georgia

CAP Adjunct Fellow Cory Welt briefs the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

Cory Welt

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