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RSC MONTHLY CLOSED BRIEFING

The Regional Studies Center (RSC) held its latest closed monthly briefing on 20 January, with presentations by RSC Director Richard Giragosian and Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan.  This month’s briefing featured a comprehensive analysis consisting of three main areas: (1) assessing recent political developments in Armenia, related to the implications of the December passage of the constitutional referendum, and a review of the negative economic impact on Armenia from the Russian crisis; (2) an overview of regional developments, including the recent Russian military buildup in Armenia, the deepening economic crisis in Azerbaijan, and the outlook for Armenia-Turkey “normalization,” especially given the recent Turkish-Russian crisis; (3) an assessment of the broader military situation, in light of the recent escalation of clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh and with an added focus on the outlook for the diplomatic mediation of the Karabakh conflict following the December meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Switzerland. 

Hrant Dink

MORE THAN A MAN…..THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF HRANT DINK

Hrant Dink
1954-2007 

In Memoriam,
The ninth anniversary of his murder 

It is always difficult to eulogize the dead, but it is especially painful to commemorate the loss of the brave and the innocent.  Far too often we only truly appreciate the basic treasures of life when it is too late.  We long for loved ones, whether friends or family, only after they have passed.  We tend to take for granted their value and their company.  That is only human, but so too is the tragedy of loss. 

RSC MONTHLY CLOSED BRIEFING

The Regional Studies Center (RSC) held its latest closed monthly briefing on 22 December, offering a comprehensive analysis consisting of three main areas: (1) assessing recent political developments related to the implications of the passage of the 6 December Armenian constitutional referendum; (2) the outlook for Armenia-Turkey “normalization,” especially given the recent Turkish-Russian crisis, and (3) an assessment of the broader military situation, in light of the recent escalation of clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh and with an added focus on the outlook for the diplomatic mediation of the Karabakh conflict. 

As an independent think tank in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) was pleased to have been invited to offer an analytical review of the recently released “European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Review.”  On 26 November, the RSC submitted its analytical comments on the ENP review, with a specific focus on the opportunities for Armenia. 

RSC FOCUS GROUP: THE NAGORNO KARABAKH PEACE PROCESS

On Thursday, 26 November, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) held a special “Focus Group” on the current state of the international mediation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, with an added assessment of the outlook for the peace process.

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