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 RELEASES BRIEF ANALYTICAL NOTE ON NEW SURPRISE IN ARMENIAN POLITICS
In a brief analytical note released on January 27, the RSC looks at an interesting development, with implications for Armenian politics. The one-page brief, entitled “A Fresh Surprise and New Sus... Read News
NEW RSC STAFF ANALYSIS OF ARMENIA’S MEMBERSHIP IN EURASIAN UNION
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Analysis publications, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan assessed the process and implications of Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Union. In the four-page Armenian... Read News
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
US INTELLIGENCE REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON WORLD WIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT26 February 2015
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS ON DOMESTIC ARMENIAN POLITICS25 February 2015
MORE COMMENTARY BY RSC STAFF ON KARABAKH MEDIATION28 January 2015
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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.
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On 7 November, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) held a special workshop and “focus group” discussion entitled, “The Future of Armenia-EU Relations,” with over twenty participants engaged in a “brainstorming” session offering innovative ideas to strategize and “brainstorm” on specific elements of the relationship.
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The Regional Studies Center (RSC) held its latest closed monthly briefing on November 5, offering a comprehensive analysis consisting of three main issues: an assessment of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, with a focus on the last three meetings of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents; a review of developments in Armenia’s “strategic orientation,” including both the course of Armenia’s bid to join the Eurasian Economic Union and the outlook for the development of Armenian relations with the European Union (EU); and an analysis of recent political developments in Armenia.
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Meeting in Helsinki, Finland, two former officials and lead negotiators from Armenia and Azerbaijan, David Shahnazaryan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the former Ambassador of the President of the Republic of Armenia on Special Missions (1992-95), and Eldar Namazov, former Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the head of Presidential Secretariat (1993-99), led a group of eight representatives of civil society and experts and issued a Declaration on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict on 3 November 2014.
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On 31 October, RSC Director Richard Giragosian was a guest on Armenia TV’s “Point of Intersection” (“Հատման կետ”) talk show, hosted by noted journalist and former BBC Armenian Service Director Mark Grigorian. The show featured two other analysts and one member of the Armenian parliament and assessed the recent Paris meeting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents and reviewed the status of the Karabakh peace process. With consecutive translation, Giragosian’s original English-language statements are also available.
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RSC Director Richard Giragosian participated in roundtable discussion on 30 October entitled, “Repercussions of the Ukraine Crisis in the South Caucasus: Politics and Security.” Organized by the Caucasus Institute (CI) and moderated by CI Director Alexander Iskandaryan, the roundtable featured presentations by Giragosian, which assessed the political and economic challenges facing Ukraine, and a presentation by CI Deputy Director Sergey Minasyan on “the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on regional security in the Caucasus and potential repercussions in the entire post-Soviet space.”