In an analytical article co-authored with Hrant Kostanyan, for the Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) entitled, “EU-Armenian Relations: Seizing the Second Chance,” RSC Richard Giragosian assesses the outlook for Armenia-EU relations, including the ongoing negotiations for a new legal framework for deepening ties and expanding economic and trade relations.
Writing in the September-October 2016 issue of the “Regional Post Caucasus” publication, RSC Analyst Mikayel Zolyan offered his analysis of the history and implementation of Armenian foreign policy over the course of the country’s 25 years of independence.
In an analytical article for the “Russian International Affairs Council,” published in both English and in Russian, RSC Analyst Mikayel Zolyan assessed the new Armenian Prime Minister as an “Éminence Grise” and “Efficient Manager.”
In the fifth article for the “RSC Guest Analysis” publication series, entitled “An Assessment of Proposed Constitutional Changes in Nagorno-Karabakh,” RSC Resident Fellow Alvard Sarsgyan presents a unique assessment of the proposed changes to the Karabakh constitution. Under the terms of the latest version of the set of constitutional amendments, the proposals would effectively endow the Karabakh president with vast powers, and would abolish the post of prime minister. If adopted, the constitutional changes would be the exact reverse of the Armenian model, which adopted its own set of constitutional reforms in December 2015 that usher in a new parliamentary form of governance.
In the fourth article for the “RSC Guest Analysis” publication series, entitled “Russian-Turkish rapprochement: Implications for Armenia,” RSC Resident Fellow Alvard Sarsgyan presents an analysis of the recent summit meeting of the Russian and Turkish presidents, representing a new stage in bilateral relations and an apparent end to the conflict between Moscow and Ankara that was sparked by the November 2015 Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet. A native of Karabakh, Ms. Sargsyan is a graduate student studying International Relations at Yerevan State University and started a six-month Resident Fellowship with the RSC on 1 August 2016.