RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan offered a unique assessment of recent developments in the South Caucasus in an interview with the Armenian “1.in” news agency, including an analysis of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, Armenian relations with Russia and the outlook for Turkish-Russian relations.
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Following a lengthy external research project for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Hurford Foundation, RSC Analyst Mikayel Zolyan assessed the differing positions on Nagorno-Karabakh of the West and Russia. The publication, entitled, “Preventing Escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Threats to Euro-Atlantic Security and Opportunities for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation,” was a result of a series of interviews with key analysts and officials in Moscow, Berlin, Brussels and Washington. This external research project was also part of Dr. Zolyan’s participation in the Hurford “Next Generation” Fellowship Program, which is administered by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in support of the EuroAtlantic.
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.
In an interview with the Armenian “Asbarez” news agency, RSC Analyst Mikayel Zolyan criticized the conduct of local elections in Armenia, pointing to the significance of vote-buying and “administrative pressure” exerted by the authorities.