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
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RSC STAFF ASSESSES ASSAULTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY ON TV TALK SHOW28 November 2014
EUROPEAN THINK TANK PUBLISHES RSC KARABAKH SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT28 November 2014
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In an extensive BBC analysis of the post-Crimean security landscape by Patrick Jackson on 9 September, RCS Director Richard Giragosian was cited and his analysis of the Karabakh security situation was published. In the BBC story, Giragosian noted that “situated to Russia's strategically vulnerable southern flank, the conflict over the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh has emerged as perhaps the next flashpoint.”
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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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On 29 August, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) issued a brief statement in defense of the decision by Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian to attend the 28 August inauguration ceremony of Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The statement, issued by RSC Director Richard Giragosian noted that “although I have been sometimes critical of the Armenian foreign minister in the past, I both welcome and defend his decision to attend the Turkish presidential inauguration.” The statement went on to say that “the presence of the Armenian foreign minister was significant, despite the fact that Turkey has yet to establish diplomatic relations or open the closed border with Armenia.” The statement then went on to specify several points illustrating the advantages of this decision and demonstrating how it strengthens Armenian diplomacy and foreign policy.