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 Agosto 2014
RSC COMMENTARY ON EURASIAN UNION27 Agosto 2014
RSC ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF GEORGIAN-EU ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT25 Agosto 2014
Il Centro Studi Regionali (RSC) è una “think tank” indipendente e no-profit, che offre un’ampia gamma di analisi strategiche e ricerche obiettive e che segue vari progetti nell’ambito dell’educazione e della politica.
In qualità di think tank di spicco in Armenia, l’RSC svolge attività di ricerca ed analisi e sviluppa iniziative politiche volte a sostenere riforme politiche ed economiche e la risoluzione dei conflitti nella più ampia regione del Caucaso meridionale. L’RSC s’impegna ad elevare il dibattito politico e ad approfondire l’attivismo civico ampliando al contempo la partecipazione nel processo delle politiche pubbliche. In questo modo, gli esperti dell’RSC con vari attori e decisori politici, compresa la società civile, le organizzazioni internazionali, il settore privato, le istituzioni accademiche e statali.
Come gruppo di esperti indipendente, l’RSC fornisce una vasta gamma di analisi strategiche e ricerche obiettive concentrate su cinque aree programmatiche principali:
(1) Analisi regionali sul Caucaso, compresi anche Iran, Russia e Turchia;
(2) Sicurezza Nazionale e Difesa;
(3) Economia e Governance;
(5) Politiche Pubbliche.
Uno dei principali obiettivi a lungo termine dell’RSC è servire da catalizzatore per le riforme e lo sviluppo sostenibile, contribuendo alla formulazione delle politiche pubbliche attraverso ricerche ed analisi strategiche innovative ed obiettive.
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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.”