Regional Studies Center (RSC)
Since our founding as an independent think tank in 2012, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) has been conducting a wide range of strategic analysis and objective research, and implementing a number of educational and policy-related projects. As a leading think tank based in Armenia, the RSC conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives aimed at bolstering political and economic reform and conflict resolution in the broader South Caucasus region.
Moreover, as an independent think tank, the RSC is actively engaged in the public policy process and, over the longer term, seeks to serve as a catalyst for democratic reform and sustainable economic development through the empowerment of civil society and by contributing to the formulation of public policy through innovative and objective research, analysis and policy recommendations. Our research and project activities consist of five main program areas:
- Regional analyses and assessments of political, economic and security issues in the South Caucasus, but also including Iran, Russia and Turkey;
- National security and defense reform;
- Democratization and good governance;
- Economics and sustainable development;
- Educating and empowering youth as an “agent of change.”
Regional Studies Center (RSC)
60 Aram Street, #53, 3rd floor
0010 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: (+374) 11 70 99 69
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, entitled, “Showdown in the Baltics? A Red Line for Russia-NATO Relations,” RSC Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger assesses the Russian threat to the security of the three Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, with an added analysis of the implications for NATO, the EU and Russia in the event of a possible escalation of conflict.
As a contributor to the Carnegie Europe’s series of analytical articles in Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe, Regional Studies center (RSC) Analyst Dr. Mikayel Zolyan authored a “Letter from Yerevan,” offering his innovative assessment of the view of EU foreign policy from Armenia..
26-27 October 2015
Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian and Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan participated in the “3rd South Caucasus Security Forum,” which took place on October 26-27, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The RSC served as a strategic partner for the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), which organized the security forum in cooperation with the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) and Georgian Ministry of Defence. The conclusions of the “3rd South Caucasus Security Forum” are now available.
Commenting on the visit to Armenia of Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on 14 October, RSC Director Richard Giragosian noted the significance of the visit in an interview with Sargis Harutyunyan for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service..
In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service on 12 October, RSC Director Richard Giragosian hailed the EU’s official mandate to start formal negotiations over a new legal framework for relations between Armenian and the European Union..