Publications

RSC ‚ÄúNAGORNO-KARABAKH SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT‚ÄĚ

The attached is our latest ‚ÄúRSC Nagorno-Karabakh Situational Assessment,‚ÄĚ covering the most recent escalation, from 4-11 December, in which at least half of dozen deaths were reported from all sides, a military UAV was shot down and a tank unit was used for the first time since the signing of the 1994 ceasefire. 

RSC STAFF ANALYSIS: “SHOWDOWN IN THE BALTICS? A RED LINE FOR RUSSIA-NATO RELATIONS”

In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, entitled, “Showdown in the Baltics? A Red Line for Russia-NATO Relations,” RSC Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger assesses the Russian threat to the security of the three Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, with an added analysis of the implications for NATO, the EU and Russia in the event of a possible escalation of conflict. 

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RSC STAFF ANALYSIS: ‚ÄúRUSSIAN HARD POWER IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS‚ÄĚ

In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, entitled, ‚ÄúRussian Hard Power in the South Caucasus,‚ÄĚ RSC Resident Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger offers an innovative analysis of the main drivers and determinants of Russian strategy for securing its power and influence throughout the ‚Äúnear abroad.‚ÄĚ 

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RSC STAFF ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED ARMENIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, two RSC staff members offered a fresh analysis of various aspects of the ongoing discussion in Armenia over the government‚Äôs plans to amend the Armenian constitution.  In the first paper, Dr. Mikayel Zolyan, RSC Analyst, assessed the course of Armenia‚Äôs proposed constitutional reforms in a 5-page article entitled, ‚ÄúParliamentary Democracy or One-Party State: What is Behind Armenia‚Äôs Constitutional Reform.‚ÄĚ  The second paper, authored by RSC Resident Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger and entitled, ‚ÄúArmenia‚Äôs Constitutional Reforms: Forward Movement or Momentous Fallacy?‚ÄĚ examines the issue of Armenian constitutional reform in the broader international context with an added comparative analysis.

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US INTELLIGENCE REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON WORLD WIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT

As part of an annual series of US Congressional hearings, two senior intelligence community officials testified at an open hearing before the US Senate Armed Services Committee on 26 February, reporting on the ‚ÄúWorldwide Threat Assessment.‚ÄĚ The attached are the official declassified reports from James R. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

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