Publications

RSC ON NEW ARMENIAN PREMIER

In an analytical article for the “Russian International Affairs Council,” published in both English and in Russian, RSC Analyst Mikayel Zolyan assessed the new Armenian Prime Minister as an “Éminence Grise” and “Efficient Manager.”

http://russiancouncil.ru/en/inner/?id_4=8118#top-content

RSC “GUEST ANALYSIS” ASSESSES PROPOSED KARABAKH CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES

In the fifth article for the “RSC Guest Analysis” publication series, entitled “An Assessment of Proposed Constitutional Changes in Nagorno-Karabakh,” RSC Resident Fellow Alvard Sarsgyan presents a unique assessment of the proposed changes to the Karabakh constitution. Under the terms of the latest version of the set of constitutional amendments, the proposals would effectively endow the Karabakh president with vast powers, and would abolish the post of prime minister. If adopted, the constitutional changes would be the exact reverse of the Armenian model, which adopted its own set of constitutional reforms in December 2015 that usher in a new parliamentary form of governance.

RSC “GUEST ANALYSIS” ON “RUSSIAN-TURKISH RAPPROCHMENT”

In the fourth article for the “RSC Guest Analysis” publication series, entitled “Russian-Turkish rapprochement: Implications for Armenia,” RSC Resident Fellow Alvard Sarsgyan presents an analysis of the recent summit meeting of the Russian and Turkish presidents, representing a new stage in bilateral relations and an apparent end to the conflict between Moscow and Ankara that was sparked by the November 2015 Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet. A native of Karabakh, Ms. Sargsyan is a graduate student studying International Relations at Yerevan State University and started a six-month Resident Fellowship with the RSC on 1 August 2016.

RSC STAFF ON UNDERSTANDING THE “FOUR-DAY WAR”

Dr. Mikayel Zolyan, the author of the latest in our “RSC Staff Analysis” publication series, assesses the complex trends and triggers of the recent Karabakh “four-day war.” The article, in English, also analyzes the larger context of the war, from the perspectives of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

RSC STAFF ON “THE LESSONS OF THE FOUR-DAY WAR”

In the latest in our “RSC Staff Analysis” publication series, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan examines the lessons from the four-day Karabakh war.  The article, in Armenia, assesses the broader implications for the Armenian military and defense reform, as well as the performance of Armenian diplomacy, including several policy recommendations.