RSC Director Richard Giragosian was cited by “The Moscow Times” in an article by Matthew Bodner assessing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The article was published on 21 November and entitled, “Russia Emerges as Winner in Arms Race between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
With negotiations over the region at a standstill, Moscow has a novel solution to conflict prevention: arm both sides.”
RSC Director Richard Giragosian commented on the delicate military “balance of power” in the South Caucasus region in an article for Bloomberg News. The article, published on 14 November, was entitled, “Kamikaze Drones, Russian Missiles Jolt Oldest Ex-Soviet Conflict.” Giragosian commented on Armenia’s public display of its Iskander missile system at an Independence Day parade in September, explaining that “Armenia sought to use this display to deter Azerbaijan from a further attack and to demonstrate a solid position in the recently shifting military balance of power.” Giragosian also added that “this missile system is capable of reaching significant infrastructure and vulnerable targets in around Baku and throughout Azerbaijan. This is why the balance of power is now more equal.”
In an interview with Hrair Tamrazian for his weekly Sunday program on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service, RSC Director Giragosian joined Armenian parliamentarian Tevan Poghosyan and the head of the Yerevan Press Club, Boris Navasardian to assess the recent U.S. presidential election and comment on recent developments in Armenian domestic politics.
In an interview with the Tert.am electronic news agency, RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan noted that the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president will not result in any direct or substantive changes in Armenian-U.S. relations.
In the second installment of a two-part interview with the “1in.am” eletronic news agency, RSC Director Richard Giragosian reviewed recent foreign policy challenges facing Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, inlcuding a focus on Armenia’s security ties with Russia and the CSTO, and the current state of the Karabakh peace process. The interview, conducted by Aram Sargsyan, was in English but dubbed into Armenian.