Regional Studies Center (RSC)
Since our founding as an independent think tank in 2012, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) has been conducting a wide range of strategic analysis and objective research, and implementing a number of educational and policy-related projects. As a leading think tank based in Armenia, the RSC conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives aimed at bolstering political and economic reform and conflict resolution in the broader South Caucasus region.
Moreover, as an independent think tank, the RSC is actively engaged in the public policy process and, over the longer term, seeks to serve as a catalyst for democratic reform and sustainable economic development through the empowerment of civil society and by contributing to the formulation of public policy through innovative and objective research, analysis and policy recommendations. Our research and project activities consist of five main program areas:
- Regional analyses and assessments of political, economic and security issues in the South Caucasus, but also including Iran, Russia and Turkey;
- National security and defense reform;
- Democratization and good governance;
- Economics and sustainable development;
- Educating and empowering youth as an “agent of change.”
Regional Studies Center (RSC)
60 Aram Street, #53, 3rd floor
0010 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: (+374) 11 70 99 69
As an independent “think tank” in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) regularly cooperates and collaborates with institutional partners outside of Armenia. One such partner is the “Free Russia Foundation,” an international organization supporting civil society and democratic development in Russia.
The Regional Studies Center (RSC) convened its latest analytical briefing on 18 January, with a timely assessment of the Azerbaijani-imposed siege of Nagorno Karabakh, an analysis of the state of diplomacy between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the outlook for Armenia-Turkey “normalization,” and the broader issues of Armenian-Russian relations and Western (EU and US) engagement in the region.
As an independent “think tank” in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) regularly published analytical articles dealing with a wide range if issues related to Armenia and the South Caucasus region.
In a much-needed return to diplomacy, Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Sochi on 26 November for an important “mini-summit” convened by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular monthly series of online “Closed Briefings” to provide a concise analytical presentation of the most significant political, economic and military/security developments in Armenia and the broader South Caucasus region. And as the target audience is the diplomatic community and international organizations in Armenia, our aim is to provide an alternative source of objective analysis and information on a regular basis.
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