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
CNN-TURK INTERVIEW WITH RSC ON ARMENIAN-TURKISH NORMALIZATION30 Luglio 2014
RSC DIRECTOR INTERVIEWED ON KARABAKH CONFLICT30 Luglio 2014
RSC COMMENTS ON IMPACT OF DOWNING OF CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT OVER UKRAINE21 Luglio 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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RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed recent developments in Armenian-Turkish normalization in an interview on 30 July 2014 with CNN-Turk. Giragosian focused on the impact of both the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide and the coming Turkish elections on the normalization effort and also assessed the diplomatic efforts to overcome Azerbaijani resistance to Turkish engagement of Armenia.
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In an interview with the 1in.am electronic news agency (dubbed into Armenian) on 30 July, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed recent developments related to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, including an analysis of recent Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan, the increase in ceasefire violations and attacks by Azerbaijani military forces, and the status of the OSCE Minsk Group’s mediation efforts aimed at maintaining diplomatic dialogue and preventing the outbreak of full hostilities.
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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 publication, entitled “Protecting the European Choice,” was edited by Andrew Wilson and included s series of case studies on Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova. Each analysis offered a unique assessment of “Russian pressure,” which the authors found to be “often self-defeating,” and articulated specific policy recommendations for the EU in crafting a new strategy towards Russia and the periphery.
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As the latest in our regular series of analysis for Radio free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service, Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian commented on 21 July on the negative impact on Russia from the tragic downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine. Giragosian noted that while it is now “increasingly evident that the downing of the Malayasian aircraft was committed by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, who mistakenly targeted the aircraft as a Ukrainian military plane, the complicity of Russian President Vladimir Putin in terms of his decision to finance, arm, train and even encourage his pro-Moscow separatist proxy force has led to three distinct developments.”
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In an interview with the Ukrainian weekly “Mirror of the Week” newspaper published on 18 July, RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan was cited for his critical analysis of the outlook for the Russian-led Eurasian Union project. According to Shahnazaryan, it is now increasingly unlikely that Armenia may join the Customs Union/ Eurasian Economic Union in the current year. Further, he argued that actually “it is very likely that Armenia will return to the Association Agreement with the EU.”