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RSC SPECIAL BRIEFING: “NAGORNO-KARABAKH: SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT”

RSC SPECIAL BRIEFING: “NAGORNO-KARABAKH: SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT”

In response to the outbreak of open warfare along the Nagorno-Karabakh “line of contact,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC), an independent think tank in Armenia, convened a closed RSC Special Briefing on 4 April to offer a “Situational Assessment” of the military, diplomatic and political situation. 

The special closed briefing focused on three main areas: (1) an overview of the background of the recent military clashes, including an analysis of the Azerbaijani strategy and the broader trend of escalation; (2) an assessment of the significance impact of the fighting on the peace process and diplomacy; (3) a set of five significant concluding observations.

Organized for the diplomatic corps accredited to Yerevan and international organizations in Armenia, participants included German Ambassador Matthias Kiesler, Japanese Ambassador Eiji Taguchi, and Marten Ehnberg, the Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Sweden, as well as officials from the Embassies of Bulgaria, France, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU Delegation to Armenia, along with the Irish and Norwegian Honorary Consuls, and representatives from the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office in Yerevan, the Council of Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

SPECIAL BRIEFING NOTES