In the fifth article for the “RSC Guest Analysis” publication series, entitled “An Assessment of Proposed Constitutional Changes in Nagorno-Karabakh,” RSC Resident Fellow Alvard Sarsgyan presents a unique assessment of the proposed changes to the Karabakh constitution. Under the terms of the latest version of the set of constitutional amendments, the proposals would effectively endow the Karabakh president with vast powers, and would abolish the post of prime minister. If adopted, the constitutional changes would be the exact reverse of the Armenian model, which adopted its own set of constitutional reforms in December 2015 that usher in a new parliamentary form of governance.
In the fourth article for the “RSC Guest Analysis” publication series, entitled “Russian-Turkish rapprochement: Implications for Armenia,” RSC Resident Fellow Alvard Sarsgyan presents an analysis of the recent summit meeting of the Russian and Turkish presidents, representing a new stage in bilateral relations and an apparent end to the conflict between Moscow and Ankara that was sparked by the November 2015 Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet. A native of Karabakh, Ms. Sargsyan is a graduate student studying International Relations at Yerevan State University and started a six-month Resident Fellowship with the RSC on 1 August 2016.
Dr. Mikayel Zolyan, the author of the latest in our “RSC Staff Analysis” publication series, assesses the complex trends and triggers of the recent Karabakh “four-day war.” The article, in English, also analyzes the larger context of the war, from the perspectives of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
In the latest in our “RSC Staff Analysis” publication series, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan examines the lessons from the four-day Karabakh war. The article, in Armenia, assesses the broader implications for the Armenian military and defense reform, as well as the performance of Armenian diplomacy, including several policy recommendations.
In the latest in our “RSC Staff Analysis” publication series, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan examines the agendas of Armenia’s various political parties. In the article, published in Armenian and entitled, “Integration processes on the agenda of Armenian political parties,” Arshamyan argues that “the agendas of political forces in Armenia are mostly formed not on the basis of specific ideology (liberalism, conservatism, nationalism etc.), but are dependent on existing political, regional and geopolitical developments.”