Charles J. Sullivan
Assistant Professor
Office Phone:
(69) 4728

Research Interest

Central Asian security issues, State failure and State building, Energy politics, Insurgency and War, Russian politics and Foreign affairs, U.S. foreign policy in Central Asia since independence

Selected Publications
Courses Offered

Charles J. Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University.  Dr. Sullivan earned his PhD in Political Science from The George Washington University (2014) in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Nazarbayev University, he worked as an instructor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dr. Sullivan is a comparativist and specializes in the politics of the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central Asia/Afghanistan. Dr. Sullivan’s research interests include Central Asian security issues, state failure and state building, energy politics, insurgency and war, Russian politics and foreign affairs, and U.S. foreign policy in Central Asia since independence.
Dr. Sullivan teaches Comparative Politics, Central Asian Politics, Russian Politics, Democratization, Research Methods, U.S. Politics, and Political Violence courses at Nazarbayev University.