As the official partner from Armenia, our “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC), was pleased participate in the 4th South Caucasus Security Forum 2017 in Tbilisi from 19-20 April. This year’s two-day conference, entitled “On the Frontline of Changing Global Dynamics,” is organized by the Strategic Policy Institute STRATPOL of Slovakia and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS, the Rondeli Foundation). Other partners included the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” in Kyiv, the International Visegrad Fund (IVF), and the Open Ukraine Foundation.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili opened the conference after welcoming remarks by Ekaterine Metreveli, the GFSIS President (the Rondeli Foundation), and Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze offered a keynote speech on the second day.
Joining our colleagues from a number of European countries, and from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, RSC Director Richard Giragosian presented an analysis of the risk of renewed hostilities over Nagorno-Karabakh, within the wider context of regional security. RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan also presented his assessment of Russian interests in the region.
Imedi TV interview with Giragosian: