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”Viernes 29 de Agosto de 2014 18:39
RSC COMMENTARY ON EURASIAN UNIONMiércoles 27 de Agosto de 2014 14:26
RSC ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF GEORGIAN-EU ASSOCIATION AGREEMENTLunes 25 de Agosto de 2014 13:10
El Centro de Estudio Regional (RSC) es una “think tank” independiente y no profit que ofrecen una amplia gama de análisis y búsqueda objectivas y que sigue varios projectos en el ambito de la educación y de la política.
En qualidad de think tank de rilievo en Armenia, la RSC realiza actividad de búsqueda y de análisis y desarolla iniciativas finalizadas a sostentar reformas políticasy económicas y la resolución de los conflicos en la más amplia región del Caucaso meridional. La RSC se propone de elevar el debate político y aprofondir el activismo civico anchando al mismo tiempo la partecipación en el proceso de las políticas públicas. En esta manera, los expertos de la RSC con varios actores y decisores políticos, incluida la sociedad civil, las organizaciones internacionales, el sector privatizado, las istituciones académicas y estatales.
Como grupo de expertos indipendiente, la RSC proporciona una amplia gama de análisis y búsquedas objectivas centrada en cinco áreas programáticas principales:
(1) Análisis regional sobre el Caucaso, incluyendo tambiénIran, Russia y Turchia;
(2) Seguridad Nacional y Defensa;
(3) Economía y Governance;
(5) Políticas Públicas.
Uno de los principales objectivos a largo plazo de la RSC es servir como catalizator para las riformas y el desarollo sostenible, contribuyendo a la formulación de las políticas públicas a través de búsquedas y innovación del análisis estrategicas y objectivas.
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On 29 August, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) issued a brief statement in defense of the decision by Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian to attend the 28 August inauguration ceremony of Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The statement, issued by RSC Director Richard Giragosian noted that “although I have been sometimes critical of the Armenian foreign minister in the past, I both welcome and defend his decision to attend the Turkish presidential inauguration.” The statement went on to say that “the presence of the Armenian foreign minister was significant, despite the fact that Turkey has yet to establish diplomatic relations or open the closed border with Armenia.” The statement then went on to specify several points illustrating the advantages of this decision and demonstrating how it strengthens Armenian diplomacy and foreign policy.
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As an independent think tank, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) conducts a wide range of strategic analysis and objective research, and implements a number of educational and policy-related projects. As a leading think tank based in Armenia, the RSC is actively engaged in supporting the Armenian-Turkish “normalization” process and works closely with other think tanks, research institutes and civil society organizations in both Armenia and Turkey.
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In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Armenian Service on 27 August, RSC Director Richard Giragosian commented on the latest developments regarding the “delays and deferrals” over the Armenian government’s stated goal to join the Russian-dominated Customs Union/Eurasian Union.
The Regional Studies Center (RSC), in partnership with the Civic Forum NGO, and with the financial support of the European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, will conduct the second of a two-phase training course entitled, “Closed Borders, Open Minds.” The first training course took place in Yerevan, Armenia from 12-19 May 2014, and the second follow-up training will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 12-19 October 2014.
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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.”