US INTELLIGENCE REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON WORLD WIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT
As part of an annual series of US Congressional hearings, two senior intelligence community officials testified at an open hearing before the US Senate Armed Services Committee on 26 February, repo... Read News
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS ON DOMESTIC ARMENIAN POLITICS
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan offered his assessment of recent political developments related to the confrontation between the ruling Republican Party and th... Read News
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
US INTELLIGENCE REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON WORLD WIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT26 February 2015
RSC STAFF ANALYSIS ON DOMESTIC ARMENIAN POLITICS25 February 2015
MORE COMMENTARY BY RSC STAFF ON KARABAKH MEDIATION28 January 2015
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As a leading think tank based in Armenia, the RSC conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives aimed at bolstering political and economic reform and conflict resolution in the broader South Caucasus region. The RSC strives to elevate political discourse and deepen civic activism while broadening engagement in the public policy process. In this way, the RSC partners with various actors and decision makers, including civil society, international organizations, the private sector, academia and state institutions.
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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).
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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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