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
RSC ANALYSIS: NAGORNO-KARABAKH SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT17 November 2014
RSC SPECIAL WORKSHOP & FOCUS GROUP: “THE FUTURE OF ARMENIA-EU RELATIONS”07 November 2014
RSC MONTHLY CLOSED BRIEFING05 November 2014
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In an interview with Gala TV, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the Nagorno Karabakh peace process and warned of the implications from Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan and Moscow’s attempt to improve relations with Baku.
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In a detailed one-hour discussion with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service, RSC Director Richard Giragosian joined Armenian parliamentarian Tevan Poghosyan for a discussion on developments in Azerbaijan. Giragosian recently visited Baku, accompanying an Armenian parliamentary delegation led by Koryun Nahapetyan and including Tevan Poghosyan, for a NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) “Rose-Roth” seminar. The RSC Director was invited by the NATO PA as an independent analyst to present his analysis of the current status of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict at the seminar.
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In partnership with the Civil Consciousness NGO, the Regional Studies center (RSC) hosted a focus group on 25 June examining the diplomatic history of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Mr. David Shahnazaryan led the discussion after a presentation of the diplomatic record of engagement of the OSCE through the early 1990s. The Civil Consciousness NGO (http://civilngo.com/am) is a youth-oriented non-governmental organization focusing on the promotion of young people's social, economic, spiritual and cultural development, with an emphasis on human rights, press freedom and the promotion of democracy and development in Armenia.
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Following the return to Armenia of an official Armenian parliamentary delegation that participated in a “Rose-Roth” seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) in Baku, RSC Director Richard Giragosian participated in a formal press conference on 20 June in the Armenian parliament. The Armenian delegation was led by Koryun Nahapetyan, the head of the Armenian delegation to the NATO PA and the Chairman of the Armenian Parliamentary Committee on Defence, National Security and Internal Affairs, and included Tevan Poghosyan, an opposition deputy and a fellow member of the Armenian delegation to the NATO PA, as well as Giragosian, who invited by the NATO PA as an independent speaker to present an analysis of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
The participants reported on the outcome of the NATO PA seminar, which was entitled the “South Caucasus: Challenges and Opportunities,” and, according to Mr. Nahapetyan, “the participation of the Armenian delegation in the seminar was extremely important” with the Armenian delegates “actively taking part in all of the debates, fully presenting their positions and views.”