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 Special Analysis: FIVE YEARS ON: ASSESSING THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIVE-DAY AUGUST 2008 GEORGIA-RUSSIA WAR
Report Summary Five years since the sudden outbreak of war between Georgia and Russia on August 7, 2008, the regional landscape of the South Caucasus has shifted sig... Read News
“A surprisingly suspenseful summit”. Richard Giragosian says that after Vilnius a new EU approach to Russia is going to be necessary.Miércoles 27 de Noviembre de 2013 15:26
Réfugiés syriens: mais que fait l’Europe?Miércoles 27 de Noviembre de 2013 15:10
Richard Giragosian: Armenian-EU integration: Missed opportunities & strategic mistakesDomingo 24 de Noviembre de 2013 15:01
CHINA’S XINHUA NEWS AGENCY INTERVIEWS RSC DIRECTORMartes 05 de Noviembre de 2013 18:26
RSC DIRECTOR ASSESSES ARMENIA & CUSTOMS UNIONViernes 01 de Noviembre de 2013 20:50
RSC INTERVIEW ON THE MILITARY SITUATIONJueves 31 de Octubre de 2013 17:36
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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.
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“A surprisingly suspenseful summit”. Richard Giragosian says that after Vilnius a new EU approach to Russia is going to be necessary.
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Those used to attending EU summits and other heads of government meetings are usually resigned to long hours of tedious negotiations and long communiques that aim to please one and all. There will be some of that in Vilnius too, but as Richard Giragosian, Director of an indepenedent Armenian think tank Regional Studies Centre says as the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosts the third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, it is clear that this summit is very different.
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In an interview with Radio France Internationale, RSC Director Richard Giragosian comments on the flawed decision by the Armenian president to forego the opportunity to initial an Association Agreement with the European Union. Giragosian pointed out that “even beyond the strategic blunder and missed opportunity that the Armenian decision demonstrates, the move also reveals a deeper deficiency in the decision-making process, which in this case, was conducted with no real study or analysis of the implications and reflected a flagrant disregard for either sound public policy or serious public opinion.” The RFI interview, broadcast in French, was the lead in to a story focusing on the Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit, but part of a larger segment on Syrian refugees in Europe.
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In a largely unexpected 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 meeting with his Russian counterpart, the Armenian president promised Russian officials that Armenia would join the Russian-led "Customs Union," and would support Moscow's efforts to "integrate" the former Soviet space. That decision effectively ended Armenia's planned "initialing" of an Association Agreement and related Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the European Union set for the Vilnius Summit in late November 2013.
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Are you interested in a challenge? Does learning and developing new skills interest you? Then join us for an interesting and innovative new opportunity:
Since 2010, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) has offered a structured, certificate-based series of professional training courses for students and young professionals. For this Winter 2013 first course, the certified training sessions are offered two times each week, held on every Tuesday and Thursday evening, from 19:00-21:00.
Known as the “RSC Expert School,” the program seeks to provide a unique educational opportunity in Armenia by offering a series of modern, innovative and interactive workshops, exercises and lectures. Please note that all sessions are conducted in English, with a participation fee of 10,000 dram per person. Please note our new venue: we will be meeting in the RSC Conference Room, located on the fourth floor of the Griar Business Center, at 4/6 Amiryan Street in Yerevan.