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
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 STATEMENT: “A DEFENSE OF ARMENIAN FOREIGN POLICY”29 August 2014
RSC COMMENTARY ON EURASIAN UNION27 August 2014
RSC ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF GEORGIAN-EU ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT25 August 2014
The Regional Studies Center (RSC) is an independent, nonprofit think tank offering a wide range of strategic analysis and objective research, and implementing a number of educational and policy-related projects.
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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Georgia ratified its Association Agreement with the EU on July 18.
In an interview with the Georgian magazine “Investor.ge,” RSC Director Richard Giragosian analyzed the potential impact of Tbilisi’s move toward Europe on the rest of the region. According to Giragosian, “In a largely symbolic move, the Georgian parliament formally ratified its Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) on July 18. The agreement, which was signed on June 27 in Brussels, represented a crowning achievement for Georgia after several years of complex negotiations, and elevated Georgia one step closer to Europe.”
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Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian participated in a roundtable discussion assessing the implications of the Turkish elections for the Armenian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The 16 August discussion was moderated by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service Director Hrair Tamrazian and including insightful analysis from Professor Vahram Ter-Matevosyan of the American University of Armenia.
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Regional Studies Center (RSC) Analyst Dr. Mikayel Zolyan assessed recent developments in Armenian-Turkish relations in a roundtable discussion on 15 August for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)’s Armenian Service. Dr. Zolyan joined Giro Manoyan, the ARF Bureau’s Political Affairs Office Director, for the discussion, which was hosted by Anna Israelian.
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In an interview with the Armenian “Aravot” daily newspaper, Regional Studies Center (RSC) Senior Analyst Dr. David Shahnazaryan offered his analysis of the recent Russian-hosted meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Sochi. In the interview, published on 12 August, Dr, Shahnzaryan noted Russia’s attempts to sideline the OSCE Minsk Group peace process and stressed the need for the Armenian government to shift to a more “pro-active foreign policy.” He further called on the Armenian government to “take advantage of new opportunities” and adopt a policy “in tune with the current situation,” which he urged “should be pro-active and multilateral, involving not only the executive branch of the power, but also the parliament, civic society, experts and so on.”
Armenian version: http://www.aravot.am/2014/08/12/487956/
English version: http://en.aravot.am/2014/08/15/166513/
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In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service, Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian offered an assessment of the recent clashes along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the “line of contact” between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. In the 6 August interview, in English but with an Armenian-language translation, Giragosian also provided an analysis of the Russian diplomatic initiative to convene a president summit between the Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents.