US INTELLIGENCE REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON WORLD WIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT
As part of an annual series of US Congressional hearings, two senior intelligence community officials testified at an open hearing before the US Senate Armed Services Committee on 26 February, repo... Read News
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS ON DOMESTIC ARMENIAN POLITICS
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan offered his assessment of recent political developments related to the confrontation between the ruling Republican Party and th... Read News
RSC RELEASES BRIEF ANALYTICAL NOTE ON NEW SURPRISE IN ARMENIAN POLITICS
In a brief analytical note released on January 27, the RSC looks at an interesting development, with implications for Armenian politics. The one-page brief, entitled “A Fresh Surprise and New Sus... Read News
NEW RSC STAFF ANALYSIS OF ARMENIA’S MEMBERSHIP IN EURASIAN UNION
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Analysis publications, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan assessed the process and implications of Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Union. In the four-page Armenian... Read News
RSC ANALYSIS: NAGORNO-KARABAKH SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT
In response to the 12 November downing of a Nagorno-Karabakh army helicopter by an Azerbaijani frontline unit, the RSC released its latest “Nagorno-Karabakh Situational Assessment” on 17 Novemb... Read News
RSC OFFERS REGIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR ARMINFO18 August 2015
RSC ASSESSES RUSSIAN “SOFT POWER” IN ARMENIA12 August 2015
“ARMENIA’S SUMMER OF DISCONTENT” RSC ANALYSIS OF ARMENIAN ACTIVISM05 July 2015
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In a wide-ranging interview with the Armenian media outlet “Arminfo,” RSC Director Richard Giragosian offered an assessment of broader regional trends, including a focus on developments in the Middle East, the successful Western-brokered nuclear deal with Iran and the current “crisis of confidence” in Armenian-Russian relations.
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As part of a wider series of analyses focusing on “Russian soft power: At home and abroad” for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Richard Giragosian, the Director of the RSC, published his own assessment, entitled “Soft power in Armenia: Neither soft, nor powerful,” on 12 August 2015.
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In a series of analyses focusing on Armenia’s “summer of discontent” that was manifested through weeks of protests, RSC Director Richard Giragosian offered four different views of the activism in Armenia. These included two articles for al Jazeera, “Armenians have lost faith in Russia” on 5 July, a commentary for the “New Eastern Europe” publication entitled, “Power and Protests: Armenian activism,” on 29 June, and “Armenia: approaching the precipice,” published on 26 June as a European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Commentary.
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In an article for the “Investor.ge” magazine, RSC Director Richard Giragosian offered an assessment of the impact of the January 2015 move by Armenia to join the Eurasian Customs Union, with a focus on “how much the deal will benefit Armenia - and if Yerevan still has a chance to build strong relations with the EU.”
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In an article entitled, “Armenian electricity tariffs hiked again, sparking social unrest,” that was published on 19 June by the “Business New Europe” (BNE) publication, RSC Director Richard Giragosian was cited as noting that “ordinary consumers have been hit hard, exacerbating the situation for the population of a country where one-third of the Armenian population lives in official poverty.” He added that “this latest increase will only further escalate mounting socioeconomic tension,” before concluding that “Armenia will certainly face a long, hot summer, although driven less by the weather and more by mounting dissent and discontent.”