RSC STAFF ANALYSIS: “SHOWDOWN IN THE BALTICS? A RED LINE FOR RUSSIA-NATO RELATIONS”
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 ... Read News
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS: “RUSSIAN HARD POWER IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS”
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, entitled, “Russian Hard Power in the South Caucasus,” RSC Resident Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger offers an innovative analysis of the main drive... Read News
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED ARMENIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, two RSC staff members offered a fresh analysis of various aspects of the ongoing discussion in Armenia over the government’s plans to amend the Ar... Read News
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 FOCUS GROUP: THE NAGORNO KARABAKH PEACE PROCESS26 November 2015
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS: “SHOWDOWN IN THE BALTICS? A RED LINE FOR RUSSIA-NATO RELATIONS”20 November 2015
RSC ON ARMENIAN VIEW OF EU FOREIGN POLICY13 November 2015
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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.”
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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.”