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
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS PUBLISHES RSC ANALYSIS
In a new publication released on 29 July by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed recent developments in Armenia-EU relations. The ECFR publicat... Read News
EARLY WARNING ALERT: RSC RELEASES NAGORNO KARABAKH SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT
As part of its series of early warning alerts, the RSC released a brief “situational assessment” on March 13, 2014 offering concise analysis of reports of unusual troop movements in Azerbaijan, tr... Read News
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
ARMINFO COVERS RSC PRESENTATION AT SOUTH CAUCASUS SECURITY FORUM23 November 2014
RSC ATTENDS EU EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM21 November 2014
RSC DIRECTOR PARTICIPATES IN SOUTH CAUCASUS SECURITY FORUM20 November 2014
The Regional Studies Center (RSC) is an independent, nonprofit think tank offering 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. The RSC strives to elevate political discourse and deepen civic activism while broadening engagement in the public policy process. In this way, the RSC partners with various actors and decision makers, including civil society, international organizations, the private sector, academia and state institutions.
As an independent think tank, the RSC produces a wide range of strategic analysis and objective research focused on five main program areas:
(1) Regional Analysis on the South Caucasus, but also including Iran, Russia and Turkey,
(2) National Security and Defense issues;
(3) Economics & Governance;
(4) Education & Social Issues, including gender issues;
(5) Public Policy.
One of the core longer-term goals of the Regional Studies Center (RSC) is to serve as a catalyst for reform and sustainable development by contributing to the formulation of public policy through innovative and objective strategic research and analysis.
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In an article for the Anadolu News Agency, journalist Handan Kazanci cited the RSC in a report from Armenia that examined the role of Azerbaijan in “stalling normalization between Yerevan and Ankara.” Kazanci was a participant in the “Media Bus” project, along with ten fellow journalists and bloggers from Turkey and ten Armenian colleagues. RSC Director Richard Giragosian was cited in the article, based on comments during the group’s visit to the RSC offices in Yerevan, where they met with RSC staff.
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After a successful first part of a two-phase training course entitled, “Closed Borders, Open Minds,” in Yerevan from 12-19 May 2014, with twenty participants from Armenia and Turkey, the second, follow-up training was held in Istanbul from 13-19 October 2014.
In partnership with the Civic Forum NGO, a recognized leader in the field of youth education and training, the second phase of the RSC youth training focused on the deepening of participants’ knowledge, developing their skills and shaping a more positive opinion and political context of the Armenia-Turkey normalisation process.
A more detailed report of the training is attached.
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The Regional Studies Center (RSC) and the UK Embassy in Armenia convened a public event on 17 September to offer an assessment of the NATO Wales Summit, with a focus on the implications for Armenia and the South Caucasus. The event featured presentations by UK Ambassador Kathy Leach, Mr. Willian Lahue, the Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, NATO/PFP Liaison Officer in South Caucasus; Mr. Koryun Nahapetyan, Chairman of the Armenian Parliamentary Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs; RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan; and RSC Director Richard Giragosian.
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On 5-6 September 2014, RSC Director Richard Giragosian participated in a two-day joint workshop on “Strategies and Models for Rapprochement with the European Union,” organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Georgia and the Association “European Time” NGO. Facilitated by Dr. Canan Atilgan, the head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in the South Caucasus, the workshop was attended by parliamentary staff members from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
INVITATION. RSC PUBLIC PRESENTATION: “AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NEW TURKISH GOVERNMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR ARMENIA AND THE SOUTH CAUCASUS”
RSC PUBLIC PRESENTATION
AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NEW TURKISH GOVERNMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR ARMENIA AND THE SOUTH CAUCASUS
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Armenia Marriott Hotel
Queen Erato Hall
The Regional Studies Center (RSC) is pleased to invite you to a public event on Tuesday, 9 September at 16:00, for an assessment of the new Turkish government, with a focus on the implications for Armenia and the South Caucasus. The event will feature presentations by RSC Director Richard Giragosian (in English) and RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan (in Armenian), followed by a lively discussion, and will be in the “Queen Erato” Hall of the Armenia Marriott Hotel. The event takes place within the framework of the programme “ Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process” funded by the European Union.
In the wake of the inauguration of Turkey’s first-ever directly elected president and the formation of a new government on September 1st, this event will offer a unique assessment of the implications for Armenia and the region in terms of Turkish foreign policy, as well as the outlook for domestic politics and economics.
As an independent think tank in Armenia, the RSC offers a regular series of public discussions of critical issues of national importance. Similarly, this event is an opportunity for raising public awareness of such critical issues and strives to elevate the level of discourse and debate in Armenia on a wide range of issues and policies.
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