RSC Director Richard Giragosian commented on the delicate military “balance of power” in the South Caucasus region in an article for Bloomberg News. The article, published on 14 November, was entitled, “Kamikaze Drones, Russian Missiles Jolt Oldest Ex-Soviet Conflict.” Giragosian commented on Armenia’s public display of its Iskander missile system at an Independence Day parade in September, explaining that “Armenia sought to use this display to deter Azerbaijan from a further attack and to demonstrate a solid position in the recently shifting military balance of power.” Giragosian also added that “this missile system is capable of reaching significant infrastructure and vulnerable targets in around Baku and throughout Azerbaijan. This is why the balance of power is now more equal.”
In an interview with Radio Azadliq, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, RSC Director Richard Giragosian commented on the increasingly tense military situation in the region and the fragile balance of power. The commentary, with the original English dubbed into Azeri, was broadcast into Azerbaijan on 14 November.
In an interview with Hrair Tamrazian for his weekly Sunday program on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service, RSC Director Giragosian joined Armenian parliamentarian Tevan Poghosyan and the head of the Yerevan Press Club, Boris Navasardian to assess the recent U.S. presidential election and comment on recent developments in Armenian domestic politics.
In an interview with the Tert.am electronic news agency, RSC Senior Analyst David Shahnazaryan noted that the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president will not result in any direct or substantive changes in Armenian-U.S. relations.
In his latest column for Agos (Hrant Dink's newspaper in Istanbul), RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the implications on U.S. foreign policy from the Trump victory (in Turkish).