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Domitilla Sagramoso is a Lecturer in Security and Development at the Department of War Studies. She obtained an MA in War Studies (KCL) in 1992 and a PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London in 1999. She joined the Department in 2005, having previously been the Principal Researcher at the Caucasus Policy Institute, within the International Policy Institute (KCL). From 1999 to 2004 she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, at King's College London.


Research Interests

  • Conflict, security and development in Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia
  • Terrorism, violence and Islam in Eurasia
  • Violence and conflict in the North Caucasus
  • Russia's relations with the European Union and NATO



Please refer to the Research Portal for a list of publications. A selected list is below:

  • Russian Imperialism Revisited, London, Routledge, 2013. (forthcoming)
  •  "Caucasian Crescent: Russia's Islamic Policies and its Responses to Radicalization," (with Akhmet Yarlykapov) in The Fire Below: How the Caucasus Shaped Russia, (ed.) Robert Bruce Ware, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2013. (forthcoming)
  •  “The Radicalisation of Islamic Salafi Jamaats in the North Caucasus: Moving Closer to the Global Jihadist Movement?”, Europe-Asia Studies,vol. 64, no.3, May 2012, pp. 561-595.
  • “Islamic Radicalism in the North Western Caucasus” in Galina Yemelianova (ed.), Islamic Radicalism in the Former Soviet Space, Routledge, 2009.
  • ‘Violence and Conflict in the Russian North Caucasus’, International Affairs, July 2007, vol. 83, issue 4, pp. 681-705.



Expertise and Public Engagement

Domitilla's interests lie in the field of conflict, security and development in Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. She is currently conducting research on a project on Terrorism, Violence and Islam in the Russian North Caucasus.  

She is an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House and is also a convenor of the Russia and Eurasia Security Research Group.

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