Niklas Nilsson is a Senior Research Fellow with the Joint Center. He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Government from Uppsala University, and is a Senior Lecturer at the Swedish Defence University. He has published extensively on international politics, security, and conflict in the Caucasus and the post-Soviet space. His Ph.D. Dissertation was entitled Beacon of Liberty: Role Conceptions, Crises and Stability in Georgia’s Foreign Policy, 2004-2012.

Dr. Nilsson is Associate Editor of the Central Asia – Caucasus Analyst.