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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This is a link to an interview (in English, but with a voice-over in Armenian) with RSC Director Richard Giragosian on 31 October with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service focusing on the recent statements by Russian Colonel Andrey Ruzinsky, the commander of the Russian military base in Armenia, in which he said that “if Azerbaijan decides to restore jurisdiction over Nagorno Karabakh by force the [Russian] military base may join in the armed conflict in accordance with the Russian Federation’s obligations within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).” Ruzinksy’s statements were expressed in an interview with the Russian Defense Ministry’s official “Krasnaya Zvezda” newspaper earlier in October.
The Russian base commander also revealed to “Krasnaya Zvezda” that a group of his senior officers and their Armenian colleagues recently jointly toured “areas of combat engagement.” “We plan to increase such activities next year,” he said without elaborating..
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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 meeting with his Russian counterpart, the Armenian president promised Russian officials that Armenia would join the Russian-led “Customs Union,” and would support Moscow’s efforts to “integrate” the former Soviet space. That decision effectively ended Armenia’s planned “initializing” of an Association Agreement and related Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the European Union set for the Vilnius Summit in late November 2013..
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«Տարածաշրջանում Հայաստանը առավել կայուն երկիր է, քան իրեն շրջապատող պետությունները: Սակայն այդ առավելությունը վտանգի տակ է: Հայաստանի նախագահը դեռևս չի բացատրել Մաքսային միությանը Հայաստանի միանալու որոշման հանգամանքները, Ռուսաստանը նույնպես չի բացատրել, թե ինչպես և երբ է Հայաստանը միանալու Մաքսային միությանը: Խնդիր է հարուցում այն, թե ինչպես ընդունվեց այդ որոշումը»,- այսօր լրագրողների հետ հանդիպմանն անդրադառնալով Վիլնյուսի գագաթաժողովից առաջ տարածաշրջանային զարգացումներին, նման տեսակետ հայտնեց Տարածաշրջանային հետազոտությունների կենտրոնի տնօրեն, քաղաքագետ Ռիչարդ Կիրակոսյանը:.