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  • The Saga Of Aman Sagidullaev And Alga Karakalpakstan
    The official charges against Aman Sagidullaev are abuse of his position as head of an agricultural equipment manufacturer and embezzlement of some $1 million. But were he to be dragged home, he would likely also be facing charges of separatism for his role as leader of the Alga Karakalpakstan movement.
  • 'What Rhymes With Islamic State?' Militants Express Ideology Through Poetry
    When Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote that poetry was an "act of peace," he presumably did not envisage that the art form would one day be taken up by violent Islamist extremists.
  • Russian Duma Paves Way For Kyrgyzstan's 'Eurasian' Integration
    Russia's lower parliament house on November 21 ratified an agreement governing economic cooperation with Kyrgyzstan as it integrates with "Eurasian" structures that President Vladimir Putin is using to tighten Moscow's ties with other former Soviet republics.
  • RFE/RL Video Roundup - November 21
    Poles run from Warsaw to Kyiv to celebrate Ukraine's Maidan movement, Kurdish fighters bury a comrade killed in Kobani, and a bombing strikes a military convoy in Pakistan, plus stories from Moldova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Georgia.
  • The Strange Tale Of Sergei Gorbunov, A Russian Engineer Reportedly Shot By IS
    Reports that a Russian engineer named Sergei Gorbunov had been abducted by militants in Syria emerged last October. A video published on social media showed a Russian-speaking man claiming to be Gorbunov who said that if Moscow did not meet his abductors' demands that the Syrian government release a Saudi militant named Khaled Suleiman, he would be executed.
Latest Publications

RSC ANALYSIS: NAGORNO-KARABAKH SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT

26-08-1393
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

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS PUBLISHES RSC ANALYSIS

28-11--2
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

23-12-1392
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”

06-08-1392
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

01-08-1392
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

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