Anastasia Voronkova

Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict and Armed Conflict Database


  • Armed conflict
  • South Caucasus, Ukraine, Somalia, Mali
  • Comparative assessment of key issues in armed conflict (political economy, communication strategies and rhetoric of non-state armed groups, women and conflict); IDPs and refugees; security and terrorism, trend analysis.

Languages: English, Russian, French

Summary: Dr Anastasia Voronkova has overall responsibility for the commissioning, editing and production of the annual IISS publication The Armed Conflict Survey. She also provides direction and coordination for the Armed Conflict Database. She runs the IISS Armed Conflict Programme, established in 2015, and contributes to research and consultancy work in the field of armed conflict.


  • 2013–2014: Teaching Fellow, University College London
  • 2008–2013: Teaching Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2007–2012: PhD, Queen Mary, University of Llondon
  • 2014: Co-Editor, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

Selected Publications:

  • 'Reflections on the Dynamics of Inter-societal Relations in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict', Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation (Volume 9-1, 2010)
  • 'Nationalism and Organized Violence in Nagorno-Karabakh: A Microspatial Perspective', Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (Volume 19-1, 2013)

About the Armed Conflict Programme:

The Armed Conflict Programme examines the political, military and humanitarian trends in armed conflict globally. Key focus areas include comparative analysis of the political economy of conflict, emerging threats to human security, women and children as agents of political violence, changes in tactics, targets and areas of operation of non-state armed groups, and the effect of competition within and between non-state armed groups on conflict dynamics.

Joined IISS: October 2015

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