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
Risky Business – Roadblocks to Building Armenia’s New Nuclear Power PlantLunes 25 de Mayo de 2015 18:33
STAFF REFLECTION: THE COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL IN ISTANBULSábado 25 de Abril de 2015 18:49
ARMENIA AT AN ENERGY CROSSROADSMiércoles 01 de Abril de 2015 18:33
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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25 May 2015
Nuclear energy is vital to Armenian energy security. Landlocked and without endemic natural gas or oil resources, Armenia relies on Metsamor nuclear power plant, a Russian-built VVER 440 reactor, for approximately a third of its electricity generation. The scheduled decommissioning of Metsamor in 2026 presents a substantial problem to Armenian energy independence, requiring a serious discussion about Armenia’s long-term energy security. The Armenian government has made the construction of a new nuclear power plant a primary energy and security priority.
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Haykak Arshamyan, Satenik Baghdasaryan and Anush Ghazaryan
25 April 2015
Among the series of events conducted in different parts of the world, the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial was also marked in Istanbul, Turkey with the joint efforts of such organizations as European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM), DurDe Turkish platform and AGBU Europe. The series of events entitled “Let’s commemorate the Armenian Genocide in Turkey!” brought together young people from Armenia, Turkey and all over Europe. A US-based Armenian Project 2015 Movement also joined the commemoration events. Three RSC staff members, including Satenik Baghdasaryan, Anush Ghazaryan and Haykak Arshamyan represented the RSC in this event.
1 April 2015
During the dark days of severe energy crisis in Armenia in the 1990s, an anecdote spread throughout the Armenian public:
-Did you hear that the Minister of Energy has now asked to be called the Minister of the Navy?
-No! Why? Armenia doesn’t have a navy!
-Yes, but Armenia doesn’t have energy either!
ARMENIAN POLITICS IN THE WAKE OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE “PROSPEROUS ARMENIA PARTY”
Dr. Mikayel Zolyan
17 March 2015
The effective destruction of Armenia’s second largest party, the Prosperous Armenia party, was probably the most important development’s in Armenia’s political landscape for quite some time. [i]
Even though it went largely went unnoticed by the outside world, this event, especially within the larger geopolitical context of Armenia’s turn towards the Eurasian integration project, may be watershed: it may become the beginning of an authoritarian turn in Armenia’s politics.
Dr. Haykak Arshamyan
6 March 2015
A series of rapid events took place in Armenia in January and February 2015, including the casualties involving more than 20 Armenian soldiers on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border; the violent attack on the members of the “Founding Parliament” movement on the Armenia-Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) border by the police and special forces of NKR; the brutal and ulterior murder of the Avetisyan’s family by a Russian soldier serving in the Russian Federation military base in Gyumri; a new wave of attacks on civic activists and political figures; and a start of small and medium businesses’ protests against the new tax policy.