NEW RSC PUBLICATION: “STRATEGIC SETBACK: ARMENIA AND THE CUSTOMS UNION”
Summary In a surprise development, on September 3, 2013, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian announced a dramatic “U-turn” in Armenian policy. While in Moscow, after being summoned to a ... Read News
NEW EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REPORT ON TURKEY-ARMENIA
The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs recently released a report from a joint meeting on September 18, 2013 focusing on “Turkey-Armenia Relations.” The meetin... Read News
NEW PUBLICATION OF NOTE: THE SOUTH CAUCASUS 2018 - FACTS, TRENDS, FUTURE SCENARIOS
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) South Caucasus has recently published a new book with contributions from a number of prominent experts and analysts from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The 370-... Read News
RSC Calls for Greater EU Engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh
In a brief four-page policy memo, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) called for greater engagement by the European Union in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and issued a set of policy recommendations ... Read News
RSC Special Analysis: FIVE YEARS ON: ASSESSING THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIVE-DAY AUGUST 2008 GEORGIA-RUSSIA WAR
Report Summary Five years since the sudden outbreak of war between Georgia and Russia on August 7, 2008, the regional landscape of the South Caucasus has shifted sig... Read News
SWISS NEWSPAPER CITES RSC IN REPORT ON UKRAINE07 March 2014
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS ON UKRAINE04 March 2014
RSC WELCOMES DR. MIKAYEL ZOLYAN AS NEW STAFF ANALYST28 February 2014
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(5) Public Policy.
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The Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ, or “New Journal of Zurich”) Swiss German-language daily newspaper cited RSC Director Richard Giragosian in a report on the conflict in Ukraine. The report, written by Silvia Stöber, assessed how “Local conflicts (in the South Caucasus) shape the views of Ukraine.”
See: Stöber, Silvia, “Lokale Konflikte prägen den Blick auf die Ukraine,“ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 7 March 2014.
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RSC Project Coordinator Haykak Arshamyan provided his assessment of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine for a special one-hour analysis television broadcast on March 4 by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service. Arshamyan joined Boris Navasardyan, the Director of the Yerevan Press Club (YPC).
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The Regional Studies Center (RSC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mikayel Zolyan as a new staff analyst. Dr. Zolyan holds extensive academic and professional experience and is a recognized expert on the issues of ethnic conflict and the politics of nationalism and ethnicity, as well as democratization and nation-building in the post-Soviet context.
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The Peoplemeter Press Club hosted Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian for a press conference on February 26 to assess recent developments in Ukraine. After an introduction by Peoplemeter Press Club director Tehmina Arzumanyan, Giragosian opened the press conference by briefly presenting the broader context of the crisis in Ukraine, before focusing on the impact on the European Union (EU) and Russia.
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The Regional Studies Center (RSC) held its latest closed monthly briefing on February 26, providing an analysis of recent political, economic and military security trends in Armenia, but with an added focus on recent developments in Ukraine, followed by an informal “off-the-record” closed discussion.