In a joint commentary by Professor Tornike Sharashenidez, the Head of the MA Program of International Affairs in Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and RSC Director Richard Giragosian, the implications of engaging Iran on the wider South Caucasus region were examined. The article was published as a commentary piece for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) on 18 September 2015.
In a twenty-minute interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the significance of the 2 September 24th anniversary of the “declaration on the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic,” as well as the latest developments regarding Azerbaijani-Russian relations and the military situation in the region.
In the latest analytical articles for the Al Jazeera English commentary series, RSC Director Richard Giragosian provided a brief analysis of Armenian-Iranian relations entitled, “Armenia as a bridge to Iran? Russia won't like it. No matter how attractive Armenia might be as a bridge for re-engaging Iran, the real obstacle is Russia.”
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.
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.