Regional Studies Center (RSC)
Since our founding as an independent think tank in 2012, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) has been conducting a wide range of strategic analysis and objective research, and implementing a number of educational and policy-related projects. As a leading think tank based in Armenia, the RSC conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives aimed at bolstering political and economic reform and conflict resolution in the broader South Caucasus region.
Moreover, as an independent think tank, the RSC is actively engaged in the public policy process and, over the longer term, seeks to serve as a catalyst for democratic reform and sustainable economic development through the empowerment of civil society and by contributing to the formulation of public policy through innovative and objective research, analysis and policy recommendations. Our research and project activities consist of five main program areas:
- Regional analyses and assessments of political, economic and security issues in the South Caucasus, but also including Iran, Russia and Turkey;
- National security and defense reform;
- Democratization and good governance;
- Economics and sustainable development;
- Educating and empowering youth as an “agent of change.”
Regional Studies Center (RSC)
60 Aram Street, #53, 3rd floor
0010 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: (+374) 11 70 99 69
The attached article, “Recent Trends in Security and Stability in the South Caucasus,” is a joint analysis I co-authored with Dr. Sergey Minasyan, which was published in the Winter 2011 issue of CONNECTIONS. The Quarterly Journal (Volume XI, Number 1), a publication of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany.
YEREVAN -- Thousands of people in Yerevan defied a government ban on antigovernment protests and held a rally that opposition leaders warned could mushroom into an Arab-style revolution if the government doesn't compromise.
The March 17 rally, which attracted an estimated crowd of 10,000, was led by the main opposition group, the Armenian National Congress (HAK)..
Entrance to the Sharif University of Technology's campus in Tehran
March 16, 2011
Student activists are reported to be coming under pressure in Iran following opposition protests last month during which at least two students were killed, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports..
Youth activists are corraled by police in Baku on March 11, when Facebook activists called for "Great People's Day."
March 15, 2011
The chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Europe's main security and democracy organization, has told Azerbaijan to respect free assembly after police broke up peaceful protests last week and arrested dozens of people..
The dangers of a new conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh. The reactions in Yerevan to the publication of the International Crisis Group report: Preventing War. Andrea Rossini interviews Richard Giragosian, director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies. [March 2, 2011. The first question is: How was the ICG report received in Armenia?]
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