Under the leadership of its founding director, Richard Giragosian, the RSC strives to elevate the level of political discourse and deepen civic activism while broadening engagement in the public policy process. One of the core longer-term goals of the Regional Studies Center (RSC) is to serve as a catalyst for reform and sustainable development by contributing to the formulation of public policy through innovative and objective strategic research and analysis..
In this regard, the RSC is actively involved in the Armenian-Turkish “normalization” process and works closely with other think tanks, research institutes and civil society organizations in both Armenia and Turkey in seeking to sustain and leverage the progress achieved to date between both sides.
The Regional Studies Center (RSC) is an independent think tank offering 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.