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NEW RSC STAFF ANALYSIS OF ARMENIA’S MEMBERSHIP IN EURASIAN UNION
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RSC ANALYSIS: NAGORNO-KARABAKH SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT
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In an analysis by Marianna Grigoryan, “Armenia: Customs Union Commitment Risks EU Cooperation Chances,” published on September 10 by Eurasianet, the RSC was cited for noting that the decision has “cast doubts” on the Armenian president’s “reform dedication.” The articles noted that, “Richard Giragosian, a political scientist and director of the Regional Studies Center in Yerevan, described Sargsyan’s Customs Union policy as perhaps the gravest geopolitical error in Armenia’s post-Soviet history, and, if implemented, one that would have lasting consequences for Armenia.
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“Armenia’s New Choice:
Scenarios for the Economic and Political Future”
12 September 2013
The Regional Studies Center (RSC) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) are holding a joint public event on 12 September, with presentations by a panel comprised of leading analysts and public figures focusing on the recent Armenian decision to join the Russian-led “Customs Union.”
That decision effectively canceled Armenia’s planned “initialing” of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) agreement with the European Union (EU) that, along with a pending Association Agreement, was to be concluded at the Vilnius Summit in late November 2013.
This event will offer a neutral platform to examine the issues and implications from Armenia’s decision to join the Customs Union, with speakers providing objective assessments of the “pros and cons” of the move. Moreover, the event is an opportunity for public education and debate over this important issue, which despite a flurry of media coverage, was never publicly discussed in such a format.
The event will be in English and Armenian, with simultaneous translation provided.
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Lambasting President Serzh Sargsyan’s recent last minute announcement that Armenia is planning to join the Russian led Customs Union as “closing the door to Europe, Yerevan-based political analyst Richard Giragosian said there was still time for Yerevan to make sure the door isn’t “locked”.
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Տարածաշրջանային հետազոտությունների կենտրոնի ղեկավար Ռիչարդ Կիրակոսյանն այսօր «Մեդիա կենտրոնում» կայացած քննարկման ժամանակ անդրադարձավ Սերժ Սարգսյանի որոշմանը` Մաքսային միությանը միանալու մասին, ՀՀ նախագահի կողմից այդ քալը համարելով սխալ և անակնկալ որոշում, որը վերջ կդնի Հայաստանի Հանրապետության միացմանը եվրոպական խորը և համապարփակ ազատ առևտրի գոտու պայմանագրին:
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Սիրիայի դեպքերի և ԱՄՆ նախագահ Բարաք Օբամայի հայտարարության հետ կապված ԳԱԼԱ-ն զրուցել է տարածաշրջանային հետազոտությունների կենտրոնի ղեկավար Ռիչարդ Կիրակոսյանի հետ.