The Regional Studies Center (RSC) held its latest closed monthly briefing on 22 December, offering a comprehensive analysis consisting of three main areas: (1) assessing recent political developments related to the implications of the passage of the 6 December Armenian constitutional referendum; (2) the outlook for Armenia-Turkey “normalization,” especially given the recent Turkish-Russian crisis, and (3) an assessment of the broader military situation, in light of the recent escalation of clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh and with an added focus on the outlook for the diplomatic mediation of the Karabakh conflict.
As an independent think tank in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) was pleased to have been invited to offer an analytical review of the recently released “European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Review.” On 26 November, the RSC submitted its analytical comments on the ENP review, with a specific focus on the opportunities for Armenia.
On Thursday, 26 November, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) held a special “Focus Group” on the current state of the international mediation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, with an added assessment of the outlook for the peace process..
26-27 October 2015
Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian and Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan participated in the “3rd South Caucasus Security Forum,” which took place on October 26-27, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The RSC served as a strategic partner for the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), which organized the security forum in cooperation with the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) and Georgian Ministry of Defence. The conclusions of the “3rd South Caucasus Security Forum” are now available.
As part of a wider series of analyses focusing on “Russian soft power: At home and abroad” for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Richard Giragosian, the Director of the RSC, published his own assessment, entitled “Soft power in Armenia: Neither soft, nor powerful,” on 12 August 2015..