Publications

RSC STAFF ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED ARMENIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

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‚Äôs plans to amend the Armenian constitution.  In the first paper, Dr. Mikayel Zolyan, RSC Analyst, assessed the course of Armenia‚Äôs proposed constitutional reforms in a 5-page article entitled, ‚ÄúParliamentary Democracy or One-Party State: What is Behind Armenia‚Äôs Constitutional Reform.‚ÄĚ  The second paper, authored by RSC Resident Fellow Kathleen C. Weinberger and entitled, ‚ÄúArmenia‚Äôs Constitutional Reforms: Forward Movement or Momentous Fallacy?‚ÄĚ examines the issue of Armenian constitutional reform in the broader international context with an added comparative analysis.

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US INTELLIGENCE REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON WORLD WIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT

As part of an annual series of US Congressional hearings, two senior intelligence community officials testified at an open hearing before the US Senate Armed Services Committee on 26 February, reporting on the ‚ÄúWorldwide Threat Assessment.‚ÄĚ The attached are the official declassified reports from James R. Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

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RSC STAFF ANALYSIS ON DOMESTIC ARMENIAN POLITICS

In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Papers, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan offered his assessment of recent political developments related to the confrontation between the ruling Republican Party and the country’s second-largest political party, Prosperous Armenia. His three-page Armenian-language analysis also focused of the impact of these developments, in terms of the broader political transition in Armenia.

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RSC RELEASES BRIEF ANALYTICAL NOTE ON NEW SURPRISE IN ARMENIAN POLITICS

In a brief analytical note released on January 27, the RSC looks at an interesting development, with implications for Armenian politics. The one-page brief, entitled ‚ÄúA Fresh Surprise and New Suspense in Armenian Domestic Politics,‚ÄĚ looks at the possible emergence of Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan as a possible contender for the Armenian presidency.

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NEW RSC STAFF ANALYSIS OF ARMENIA’S MEMBERSHIP IN EURASIAN UNION

In the latest in our series of RSC Staff Analysis publications, Dr. Haykak Arshamyan assessed the process and implications of Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Union. In the four-page Armenian-language analysis, Arshamyan pointed out the economic costs of the move, as well as the geopolitical implications from Armenia’s dangerous dependence and alignment with Russia.

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