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 an interview with Aram Sargsyan of the daily Armenian newspaper 168 Zham, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the positive course of the Western diplomatic engagement of Iran, pointing out that as the process has “sidelined and demoted Russia,” Armenia will face “an entirely new situation, as Moscow, and no longer Washington, may become the more pressing challenge, and even obstacle, to the future of Armenian-Iranian relations.” The interview, in Armenian, also focused on the Western reaction to the Russian military incursion in Crimea and Moscow’s effort to undermine the new Ukrainian government in Kiev.
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As part of a new strategic partnership between the Regional Studies Center (RSC) and the Yerevan-based “De Facto” magazine, a new RSC analysis on Armenia-Turkey was published in the magazine’s 10 March issue («Դե Ֆակտո» N92, 2014թ.). The analysis, entitled “The Armenian-Turkish ‘Normalization’ Process,” was co-authored with Tehmina Arzoumanyan of the “De Facto” staff and was published in both English and Armenian. The new strategic partnership between the RSC and the “De Facto” magazine (www.df.am) reflects a 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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The Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ, or “New Journal of Zurich”) Swiss German-language daily newspaper cited RSC Director Richard Giragosian in a report on the conflict in Ukraine. The report, written by Silvia Stöber, assessed how “Local conflicts (in the South Caucasus) shape the views of Ukraine.”
See: Stöber, Silvia, “Lokale Konflikte prägen den Blick auf die Ukraine,“ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 7 March 2014.
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RSC Project Coordinator Haykak Arshamyan provided his assessment of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine for a special one-hour analysis television broadcast on March 4 by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service. Arshamyan joined Boris Navasardyan, the Director of the Yerevan Press Club (YPC).
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The Regional Studies Center (RSC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mikayel Zolyan as a new staff analyst. Dr. Zolyan holds extensive academic and professional experience and is a recognized expert on the issues of ethnic conflict and the politics of nationalism and ethnicity, as well as democratization and nation-building in the post-Soviet context.