As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular monthly series of “Closed Briefings” with RSC Director Richard Giragosian providing a concise analytical presentation of the most significant political, economic and military/security developments in Armenia and the broader region over the previous month.  The target audience is the diplomatic community and international organizations in Armenia, with this series of briefings offering an alternative source of objective analysis of major developments.

For our 29 January briefing, the Brazilian, German, Lithuanian, and Swiss Ambassadors attended, along with representatives from the European Union Delegation to Armenia and the EUSR, as well as the Embassies of France, Georgia, Romania, United Kingdom.  Participants from various international organizations, including the United Nations, UNHCR, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) also joined the discussion, together with participants from the Armenian Ministry of Defense.

The attached are the Analytical Notes from the January briefing, held on 29 January 2020.