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RSC ONLINE DISCUSSION OF ARMENIA-TURKEY “NORMALIZATION”

Armenia Turkey discussion 10 March 2023

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”).

RSC Monthly Analytical Briefing

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Following a staff visit to Turkey, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) convened its latest monthly analytical briefing on 1 March, with a focus on recent developments related to Armenia-Turkey “normalization” and “earthquake diplomacy.”  The briefing also offered an assessment of the Azerbaijani-imposed siege of Nagorno Karabakh, the state of diplomacy between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and broader issues of Armenian-Russian relations and Western (EU and US) engagement in the region.  RSC staff, including RSC Research Fellow Emily Babakanian Frazier and Project Manager Zara Sahakyan, coordinated the briefing by RSC Director Richard Giragosian.  Project partners from CivilNet and the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) working with the RSC on Armenia-Turkey normalization were also present.

“The Decline & Demise of the Armenian-Russian Relationship”

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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.

RSC Analytical Briefing

RSC Analytical Briefing

The Regional Studies Center (RSC) convened its latest analytical briefing on 18 January, with a timely assessment of the Azerbaijani-imposed siege of Nagorno Karabakh, an analysis of the state of diplomacy between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the outlook for Armenia-Turkey “normalization,” and the broader issues of Armenian-Russian relations and Western (EU and US) engagement in the region.

“Armenia’s Russia Challenge”

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As an independent “think tank” in Armenia, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) regularly published analytical articles dealing with a wide range if issues related to Armenia and the South Caucasus region.