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
NEW PUBLICATION OF NOTE: THE SOUTH CAUCASUS 2018 - FACTS, TRENDS, FUTURE SCENARIOS
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) South Caucasus has recently published a new book with contributions from a number of prominent experts and analysts from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The 370-... Read News
RSC Calls for Greater EU Engagement in Nagorno-Karabakh
In a brief four-page policy memo, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) called for greater engagement by the European Union in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and issued a set of policy recommendations ... Read News
RSC BRIEFING FOR SWISS OSCE OFFICIALS16 April 2014
RSC BRIEFS VISITING DELEGATION FROM FRENCH MINISTRY OF DEFENSE15 April 2014
RSC ANALYSIS FOR RFE/RL’s AZERBAIJANI SERVICE15 April 2014
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In an interview with Armenia’s independent GALA TV, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the Ukraine conflict, arguing that the Armenian government should recognize the Ukrainian government in Kiev and strongly criticizing Russian aggression. The 15 March interview, conducted in English, was dubbed into Armenian:
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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, triggering concern in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh over a possible attack by Azerbaijani forces. The RSC Situational Assessment noted that “while some sources in Azerbaijan have confirmed these developments as part of a long-planned military exercise, other sources argue that the new, more assertive force posture may be in preparation for a new Azerbaijani incursion or reconnaissance probe of Armenian & Karabakh defensive positions.”
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In an interview with Aram Sargsyan of the daily Armenian newspaper 168 Zham, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the positive course of the Western diplomatic engagement of Iran, pointing out that as the process has “sidelined and demoted Russia,” Armenia will face “an entirely new situation, as Moscow, and no longer Washington, may become the more pressing challenge, and even obstacle, to the future of Armenian-Iranian relations.” The interview, in Armenian, also focused on the Western reaction to the Russian military incursion in Crimea and Moscow’s effort to undermine the new Ukrainian government in Kiev.
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As part of a new strategic partnership between the Regional Studies Center (RSC) and the Yerevan-based “De Facto” magazine, a new RSC analysis on Armenia-Turkey was published in the magazine’s 10 March issue («Դե Ֆակտո» N92, 2014թ.). The analysis, entitled “The Armenian-Turkish ‘Normalization’ Process,” was co-authored with Tehmina Arzoumanyan of the “De Facto” staff and was published in both English and Armenian. The new strategic partnership between the RSC and the “De Facto” magazine (www.df.am) reflects a broader communications strategy in which the RSC seeks to elevate the level of public discourse and engage in a more balanced debate on issues of critical national importance.
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The Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ, or “New Journal of Zurich”) Swiss German-language daily newspaper cited RSC Director Richard Giragosian in a report on the conflict in Ukraine. The report, written by Silvia Stöber, assessed how “Local conflicts (in the South Caucasus) shape the views of Ukraine.”
See: Stöber, Silvia, “Lokale Konflikte prägen den Blick auf die Ukraine,“ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 7 March 2014.