In a special report entitled, “Peacekeeping Contributor Profile: Armenia,” RSC Director Richard Giragosian authored a study of trends and developments regarding Armenia’s demonstrable commitment to international peacekeeping operations. The report, completed in late November, was commissioned as the 60th country study for an independent research project, “Providing for Peacekeeping,” of the International Peace Institute, the Elliott School at George Washington University, and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the University of Queensland.
The attached is our latest “RSC Nagorno-Karabakh Situational Assessment,” covering the most recent escalation, from 4-11 December, in which at least half of dozen deaths were reported from all sides, a military UAV was shot down and a tank unit was used for the first time since the signing of the 1994 ceasefire.
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, entitled, “Showdown in the Baltics? A Red Line for Russia-NATO Relations,” RSC Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger assesses the Russian threat to the security of the three Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, with an added analysis of the implications for NATO, the EU and Russia in the event of a possible escalation of conflict.
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, entitled, “Russian Hard Power in the South Caucasus,” RSC Resident Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger offers an innovative analysis of the main drivers and determinants of Russian strategy for securing its power and influence throughout the “near abroad.”.
In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, two RSC staff members offered a fresh analysis of various aspects of the ongoing discussion in Armenia over the government’s plans to amend the Armenian constitution. In the first paper, Dr. Mikayel Zolyan, RSC Analyst, assessed the course of Armenia’s proposed constitutional reforms in a 5-page article entitled, “Parliamentary Democracy or One-Party State: What is Behind Armenia’s Constitutional Reform.” The second paper, authored by RSC Resident Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger and entitled, “Armenia’s Constitutional Reforms: Forward Movement or Momentous Fallacy?” examines the issue of Armenian constitutional reform in the broader international context with an added comparative analysis..
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