In an article by Şerban Mihăilă published by the prominent media outlet Jurnalul in Romania, RSC Director Richard Giragosian offered his analysis of the Russian position in the South Caucasus in the wake of Russia’s failed invasion of Ukraine. The article, entitled “Former Soviet allies are turning their guns on Russia,” noted that “Russia's war in Ukraine has backfired on Moscow in several ways.”
In a return guest appearance on the “Scholars’ Circle” radio program on 12 March, RSC Director Richard Giragosian provided an assessment of the imposition of the siege of Karabakh by Azerbaijan. The weekly program was hosted by Dr. Doug Becker, Professor of Political Science, International Relations and Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California (USC).
RSC Director Richard Giragosian participated in an online briefing on the outlook for Armenia-Turkey normalization and broader regional developments on 10 March, moderated by Professor Mitat Celikpala of Kadir Has University in Istanbul and with fellow speakers Tom de Waal of Carnegie and Zaur Shiriyev, the Baku-based analyst for the International Crisis Group (ICG).
The online briefing was sponsored by the Ankara Policy Center (“Ankara Politikalar Merkezi” or APM) and the Istanbul-based Global Relations Forum (GRF or “Global İlişkiler Forumu”).
As an independent “think tank” in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) regularly cooperates and collaborates with institutional partners outside of Armenia. One such partner is the “Free Russia Foundation,” an international organization supporting civil society and democratic development in Russia.