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27-29 JANUARY 2021

RSC

The Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular monthly series of “Closed Briefings,” with RSC Director Richard Giragosian presenting a concise analytical presentation assessing the most significant political, economic and foreign policy and security trends and developments in Armenia and the broader South Caucasus region.

22-24 DECEMBER 2020

RSC

As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) provides a monthly series of “Closed Briefings” with RSC Director Richard Giragosian offering a concise analytical presentation of the most significant political, economic and foreign policy developments in Armenia and the broader region over the previous month.

3-4 DECEMBER 2020

RSC

As an independent “think tank,” the Regional Studies Center (RSC) offers a regular monthly series of “Closed Briefings” with RSC Director Richard Giragosian providing a concise analytical presentation of the most significant political, economic and military/security developments in Armenia and the broader region over the previous month.

A CRITICAL COMMENTARY OF THE ARMENIAN PRIME MINISTER

In a commentary for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian offered a critical assessment of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.  Published on 16 November 2021, the article, entitled, “Armenian Prime Minister Under Threat,” noted that “the tactical flexibility and impressive self-confidence that fueled Pashinyan’s rise to power have become his biggest weaknesses.”

RSC Director Richard Giragosian was the guest of the weekly Facebook podcast hosted by European Parliamentarians, former two-time Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and former Lithuanian Minister of Defense Rasa Jukneviciene. He presented a broad and sweeping overview of the Armenia’s accomplishments and achievements in democratic reform while also assessing the difficult geopolitical challenges facing Armenia, including dealing with Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran, the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) peace process, as well as the country’s strategic relations with Russia and the European Union (EU).