RSC MONTHLY CLOSED BRIEFING

RSC MONTHLY CLOSED BRIEFING

The Regional Studies Center (RSC) held its latest closed monthly briefing on 22 December, offering a comprehensive analysis consisting of three main areas: (1) assessing recent political developments related to the implications of the passage of the 6 December Armenian constitutional referendum; (2) the outlook for Armenia-Turkey “normalization,” especially given the recent Turkish-Russian crisis, and (3) an assessment of the broader military situation, in light of the recent escalation of clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh and with an added focus on the outlook for the diplomatic mediation of the Karabakh conflict. 

Several senior diplomats attended the briefing, including Ambassador Andrey Sorokin, the head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Mr. David Dole, the Country Director for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Armenia, and officials from the Embassies of France, Germany, and the EU Delegation to Armenia, as well as representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations. 

As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular series of monthly briefings in order to serve as more of a resource for the diplomatic community and international organizations in Armenia by providing an alternative source of objective analysis and information on a regular basis.