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 the third in a series of RSC commentaries published on the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service website blog, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed a new wave of instability in the near abroad.
Giragosian noted that “as mounting unrest and violence now rages in Ukraine, instability now seems to be spreading throughout the so-called ‘near abroad,’ Moscow’s descriptive term for the former Soviet space. Clearly, Ukraine now stands as a pivotal arena of confrontation and conflict, on several levels.”
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The Regional Studies Center (RSC) convened a special “focus group” discussion on February 17 focusing on the outlook for Armenia-EU relations, including an assessment of the implications from the Armenian president’s controversial September 2013 decision to forego the long-planned initialing of an Association Agreement with the EU. The focus group discussion was organized as part of the research project EUIMPACTEAST (France/UK) entitled, “Exploring the EU's influence on Domestic Change in Eastern Partnership Countries” (for more information on the project, please go to: www.euimpacteast.org).
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In a story for EurasiaNet.org, Marianna Grigoryan’s article entitled, “Armenia: Contemplating Kocharian’s Second Coming,” cites RSC Director Richard Giragosian. The RSC Director commented on speculation in Yerevan that former Armenian President Robert Kocharian ma be “angling to make a political comeback,” explaining that he saw “little possibility for any such change” as “the legacy of the 2008 political violence is probably too big an obstacle to overcome for Kocharian.” He went on to add that “most Armenians hold Kocharian personally and politically responsible” for the violence and bloodshed of March 2008, and “as his public position has seriously faded, so, too, has his role in being a relevant political figure. Rather, what is more likely is his continued attempt to influence politics” from behind the scenes.