Faculty & Staff

Dr Grazvydas Jasutis





Dr Grazvydas Jasutis is a conflict management practitioner and scholar with 20 years of experience in the field. He received his PhD. from the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. He held various positions in the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (2012-2018), the EU Monitoring Mission in Aceh (Indonesia) (2005-2006), the EU Electoral Monitoring Missions in Burkina Faso (2015) and Mali (2018), the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (2001-2002), the OSCE Mission in FYROM (2010), the Permanent Delegation to NATO and EU (2007-2010), and the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania (2001-2012). 

He has been teaching at CERAH, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva,  Lyon Science Po, and Jean Monnet University. He has been facilitating the courses on conflict resolution, peace operations and human security within the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. His research interests include political, legal and security developments in the post-soviet countries and consequently he conducted extensive field researches in the area. He was research fellow at Columbia University in the city of New York, Creighton University (Omaha NE), Aix-Marseille University, Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights and Tbilisi State University. 


Coordinator of the "Security and safety in humanitarian action" week of the DAS

Fields of Interest

  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Human security
  • Peace operations
  • Terrorism
  • Security and safety
  • Conflicts in the post-soviet space

Selected Publications

  • The Allure of Jihad: the de-Territorialisation  of the War in North Caucasus (forthcoming)
  • The Role of Turkmen Parliament in the Oversight of Security Sector (forthcoming)
  • The Conflict in Eastern Ukraine (Donbass): Dire Consequences and Zero Reconciliation. War Report 2018
  • Crimea: between Annexation and Reunification. Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights. Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights. November 2018. War Report
  • Georgia-Abkhazia: Predominance of Irreconcilable Positions. Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights. October 2018. War Report
  • Assessing the Essential Elements for Democratic Control of Armed Forces in Lithuania within the study Human Security and Security Sector Reform in Eastern Europe, published in 2017 
  • Security Challenges in North Caucasus: The Case of Chechnya and Dagestan // NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, 2017. 
  • Human Security Dimension across the Frozen Conflicts in the post-soviet space, chapter in the book “The Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union. Moving toward a Greater Understanding”. Eleven International Publishing. The Netherlands, 2017.
  • The Rise and Decline of the Caucasus Emirate. GCSP Strategic Security Analysis. July 2016. 
  • The Question of Interdependence between Belarus and Russian, chapter in the book “Scenarios of Russia’s Development”. Vilnius, 2016 
  • The Dynamics of Kadyrov’s regime: between Autonomy and Dependence.// Caucasus Survey, Vol. 6, Number 4 (2016) 
  • Reviving Co-operative Security in Europe through the OSCE. Contribution of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions to the Panel of Eminent Persons. 2015. http://www.osce.org/networks/188176?download=true 
  • Explaining the Chechen Schism in Georgia’s Pankisi Valley // Caucasus Survey, Vol. 3, Number 2 (2015) 
  • In search of new Instruments for Resolution of the Ossetian and Ingush conflict. // International Journal of Conflict & Reconciliation, Vol.3, Number 1 (2014) 
  • Armed Violence in Dagestan: the role of the Caucasus Emirate. // Journal of Global Peace and Conflict. Vol.2, No.1, 2014 
  • Analyzing the Upsurge of Violence and Mediation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. // International Journal of Security & Development. 3(1):23 (with Yoko Hirose) 
  • Military integration between Russia and South Ossetia: Quo vadis? // Baltic Defense Review, 2014, Vol.16, No 1 
  • Simmering Confrontation between Chechnya and Ingushetia: Psychocultural Aspects. // The Washington Review, 04, 2014 
  • Forward-looking Solutions for Georgian and South Ossetian Conflict: a Path towards Reconciliation. //Baltic Journal of Law and Politics, Vol 6, Number 2 (2013) 
  • Decision Making Process in UN operations. // Almanac of policy studies, Issue: 12 / 2013 
  • Changes within NATO Operations: the Case of KFOR. // Almanac of policy studies, Issue: 11 / 2012 
  • Lithuania's Commitment to NATO: Explaining a Baltic Paradox. Russia and Eurasia Review, vol. 2, issue 7. 1 April 2003 (with dr. Terry Clark).