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 COMMENTS ON IMPACT OF DOWNING OF CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT OVER UKRAINE21 July 2014
UKRAINIAN WEEKLY NEWSPAPER CITES RSC SENIOR ANALYST ON OUTLOOK FOR EURASIAN UNION18 July 2014
RSC SENIOR ANALYST ASSESSES IMPACT OF DOWNING OF CIVILIAN AIRLINER OVER UKRAINE18 July 2014
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In a special commentary for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), RSC Director Richard Giragosian warned of the implications from Russian aggression against Ukraine and assessed the possible outcome of a similar assertive Russian approach toward Nagorno Karabakh. The analysis, entitled “The Putin Paradigm -- What Next for Nagorno-Karabakh?,” was also published by both the RFE/RL Armenian and Azerbaijani Services.
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The 17 March issue of the “De Facto” magazine published an analysis of Armenian defense reform by RSC Director Richard Giragosian. The article, entitled “Armenian Military & Security Policy: Regaining a Strategic Balance,” was published in both Armenian and English («Դե Ֆակտո» N93, 2014թ.). The Regional Studies Center (RSC) has a strategic partnership with the Yerevan-based “De Facto” magazine (www.df.am), as part of our broader communications strategy in which the RSC seeks to elevate the level of public discourse and engage in a more balanced debate on issues of critical national importance.
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In an interview with Armenia’s independent GALA TV, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the Ukraine conflict, arguing that the Armenian government should recognize the Ukrainian government in Kiev and strongly criticizing Russian aggression. The 15 March interview, conducted in English, was dubbed into Armenian:
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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, triggering concern in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh over a possible attack by Azerbaijani forces. The RSC Situational Assessment noted that “while some sources in Azerbaijan have confirmed these developments as part of a long-planned military exercise, other sources argue that the new, more assertive force posture may be in preparation for a new Azerbaijani incursion or reconnaissance probe of Armenian & Karabakh defensive positions.”