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
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
RSC ON SIGNIFICANCE OF OSCE REACTION TO RECENT CLASHES28 January 2015
RSC RELEASES BRIEF ANALYTICAL NOTE ON NEW SURPRISE IN ARMENIAN POLITICS27 January 2015
RSC STAFF ASSESSES RECENT CLASHES & ARMENIAN-RUSSIAN RELATIONS27 January 2015
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An insightful new policy paper co-authored by RSC Analyst Mikayel Zolyan offered a fresh look at the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and provided several important new policy recommendations. Written with the support of the Oslo-based Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and co-authored by Artak Ayunts, Mikayel Zolyan and Tigran Zakaryan, the policy paper will be published as a peer-reviewed academic article, and is a product of several months of collaborative desk research, expert interviews and focus group discussions conducted in the Spring and Summer 2014 in Armenia.
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Led by RSC Analyst Mikayel Zolyan in the capacity of Project Coordinator, the RSC is engaged in a new two-year research project entitled, “In Search of a Foundation Myth: State-building and Representations of the Events 1988-1991 in the Political Discourse of the Republic of Armenia.” This new research project is conducted for the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN), in a programme aimed at “strengthening research in the social sciences and humanities in the South Caucasus and helping to bring it up to European standards.”
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The Regional Studies Center (RSC) and the UK Embassy in Armenia convened a public event on 17 September to offer an assessment of the NATO Wales Summit, with a focus on the implications for Armenia and the South Caucasus. The event featured presentations by UK Ambassador Kathy Leach, Mr. Willian Lahue, the Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, NATO/PFP Liaison Officer in South Caucasus; Mr. Koryun Nahapetyan, Chairman of the Armenian Parliamentary Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs; RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan; and RSC Director Richard Giragosian.
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Timed with the visit to Armenia of the Austrian Foreign Minister, RSC Director Richard Giragosian and Analyst Mikayel Zolyan offered analysis in an interview with the ORF (“Österreichischer Rundfunk”) Austrian national public service broadcaster. RSC staff covered broader trends in the region and offered their assessment of Armenia’s decision to seek membership in the Eurasian Union, but also noted the possibility of salvaging a relationship between Armenia and the European Union (EU).