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On June 17, 2013, the Regional Studies Center (RCS) participated in a special discussion focused on the issue of European Union engagement in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.  RSC Director Richard Giragosian was invited to give a presentation at the European Policy Centre (EPC), a leading think tank in Brussels, and was joined by Zaur Shiriyev, from the Centre for Strategic Studies in Baku.  The speakers offered an Armenian and Azerbaijani perspective on the issue, with each speaker briefly outlining his view on EU engagement, based on two separate policy papers that each speaker prepared for the EPC (see attached).

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INVITATION

SPECIAL PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION

THE RUSSIAN COLONIAL VIEW OF THE CAUCASUS:
FROM THE TSARIST TO THE SOVIET PERIODS
BY
Dr. CLAIRE MOURADIAN

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
14:00-15:30
Golden Tulip Hotel
Vivaldi Room

 

In cooperation with the Embassy of France in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) invites you to a special presentation by Dr. Claire Mouradian on Wednesday, 12 June at 14:00, to be held in the Golden Tulip Hotel’s Vivaldi Room. Dr. Mouradian will present an analysis of the historical Russian colonial view of the Caucasus from the Tsarist through the Soviet periods.

Please note that the presentation will be in French, with translation into Armenian only.

Dr. Mouradian is a prominent French historian specializing in the history and geopolitics of the Caucasus, and is the Research Director at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and teaches at L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).

As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular series of similar events and briefings, aimed at providing an alternative source of objective analysis and information covering a wide range of issues.

For more information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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INVITATION

SPECIAL PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION

CHALLENGES TO TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY:
THE CASES OF THE SOUTH CAUCASUS AND SYRIA


Wednesday, 8 May 2013
14:30-16:30
Golden Tulip Hotel
Vivaldi Room

 

In cooperation with the Embassy of France in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) invites you to a special presentation and discussion focusing on Turkish foreign policy on Wednesday, 8 May at 14:30, to be held in the Golden Tulip Hotel’s Vivaldi Room.

The special presentation will offer a unique assessment of Turkish foreign policy, with a specific focus on challenges to Turkish engagement in the South Caucasus and from the ongoing war in Syria. Although the presentation will be in English, there will be translation provided.

The director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), Richard Giragosian, will open the event with a brief general analysis of Turkish foreign policy, followed by a presentation by Dr. Bayram Balci, a visiting scholar at the Middle East Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Turkey and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular series of similar events and briefings, aimed at providing an alternative source of objective analysis and information covering a wide range of critical issues.

For more information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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On Thursday, 7 March, the latest session of the RSC Expert School featured a special presentation and discussion of “Regional Security Trends,” with a focus on the military/security situation in the broader South Caucasus in general, and on Nagorno Karabagh, in particular. The attached presentation concentrated on five main topics: (1) an overview of “Regional Insecurity in the South Caucasus; (2) Deeper Trends & Deadlier Risks; (3) The Broader Significance of Mounting Tension and Insecurity; (4) an analysis of the “Shifting Balance of Power” in the region; and (5) a set of Six Recommendations to de-escalate tension and contain threats.

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On 26 February 2013, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) held a special presentation and discussion assessing the current post-election crisis in Armenia. Most significantly, the presentation was followed by an interactive role-play and scenario-based exercise, with participants dividing into smaller groups representing the opposition and the government, in order to formulate and present possible tactics and strategy for both sides. The presentation from the event is attached.

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