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In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service on 12 October, RSC Director Richard Giragosian hailed the EU’s official mandate to start formal negotiations over a new legal framework for relations between Armenian and the European Union.

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RSC DIRECTOR APPEARS ON RFE/RL WEEKLY TALK SHOW

RSC Director Richard Giragosian was a guest on the weekly talk show hosted by Hrair Tamrazian, the Director of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service on 4 October. Joined by journalist Hakob Badalyan, Giragosian discussed the recent week’s events, including the Armenian president’s attendance at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York and visit to Washington, as well as developments related to the set of proposed amendments to the Armenian constitution and the escalation of tension and recent surge in fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The 40-minute talk show was in Armenian, with Giragosian’s English-language analysis dubbed into Armenian.

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"ENGAGING IRAN: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SOUTH CAUCASUS"

In a joint commentary by Professor Tornike Sharashenidez, the Head of the MA Program of International Affairs in Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and RSC Director Richard Giragosian, the implications of engaging Iran on the wider South Caucasus region were examined.  The article was published as a commentary piece for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) on 18 September 2015.

www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_engaging_iran_implications_for_the_south_caucasus4022

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In a twenty-minute interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service, RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed the significance of the 2 September 24th anniversary of the “declaration on the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic,” as well as the latest developments regarding Azerbaijani-Russian relations and the military situation in the region. 

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RSC ASSESSES THE OUTLOOK FOR ARMENIAN-IRANIAN RELATIONS

In the latest analytical articles for the Al Jazeera English commentary series, RSC Director Richard Giragosian provided a brief analysis of Armenian-Iranian relations entitled,  “Armenia as a bridge to Iran? Russia won't like it.  No matter how attractive Armenia might be as a bridge for re-engaging Iran, the real obstacle is Russia.” 

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