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Seminar on Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space and CIS Policy

... Nagorno-Karabakh and those related to other issues, such as the surrounding areas. Among other recommendations, the analysts were proposing the end of settlements construction in exchange of Azerbaijan's abstention to conduct international legal claims against Armenia. The topic produced active debates among the experts, who constructively expressed their disagreements.


The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... presidential power has been transferred from father to son. Azerbaijan was the trailblazer in this mode of power transfer. For nearly two decades, Georgia has not been able to resolve the problem of a legitimate and legal transfer of supreme state power. Armenia’s gift to the post-Soviet space was also a curious precedent: for the first time since the collapse of the USSR, a former president, upon leaving office, attempted a return to politics as a die-hard opposition member. In 2008, Levon Ter-Petrosyan ...


Eastern Partnership Countries: Buffer Zone or Platform for Dialogue?

... Interaction Model Is Exhausting 2019 marks the 10 th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, a political initiative the EU launched in 2009 for developing relations with six eastern countries of the former socialist bloc. The collaboration program with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was primarily intended as a means for introducing these countries to the European experience and approaches to developing their economies, political institutions and civil society. Given current ...


RIAC and ARDI Lab (Armenia) Present “Russia and Armenia in the Regional Security System” Policy Brief

On October 29, 2019, in Moscow, International Multimedia Press Center at IIA Rossiya Segodnya hosted a round table, during which a presentation of a policy brief on “Russia and Armenia in the Regional Security System” was made. The policy brief was prepared by RIAC in cooperation with the Armenian think tank ARDI Lab. On October 29, 2019, in Moscow, International Multimedia Press Center at IIA Rossiya Segodnya hosted a round ...


Free Trade Zones with the EAEU

... electronic and mechanical equipment. Iran will be granted tariff preferences on many types of foods (including vegetables, fruits and dried fruit), as well as on construction materials, kitchenware, carpets and certain products made of non-ferrous metals . Armenia stands to benefit most from trade with Iran, as the country is under the economic blockade of Turkey and Azerbaijan and has no common borders with EAEU member states. The Armenian leadership considered building a third high-voltage power line ...


Can the South Caucasus Conflicts Escalate into a Regional War?

... are still some tensions in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict while the Georgian-Abkhaz and the Georgian-Ossetian ones are quite stable. Changes in the South Caucasus military balance have greatly affected the future of these confrontations. For Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it is difficult to find stability because of a lack of official open-source data precludes effective conflict resolution. Without this assessment, it is not possible to judge the prospects for freezing, settling,...


EAEU, MERCOSUR and Integration

EAEU and MERCOSUR: Opportunities for Transcontinental Cooperation The transformation of international trade has significantly picked up pace as of late. Sanctions and protectionism (and its rather aggressive variant used by the United States) prompt states to create alternative institutions and integration alliances based on the principles of liberalism, equality and openness. Acting together is the only way for states to withstand such a disturbance of the balance in the global trade system and...


Russia–Armenia Relations and the April Revolution

Why Armenia’s opposition shied away from anti-Russian rhetoric Starting in April, 2018, Armenia witnessed a remarkable political revolution, prompted by Serzh Sargsyan’s attempt to remain in office by becoming the country’s Prime Minister. As massive ...


Azerbaijan after the Presidential Elections: Internal and Foreign Policy Dynamics

... minorities, they tend to be conservative and not interested in changing the leadership, which might bring unpredictability to their status. An aim to strengthen the army (as a reference: the military budget of Azerbaijan is higher than the national budget of Armenia) makes the armed forces a serious ally of the state. Stability is an attractive brand both for the common man on the street and for businessmen who experienced the short-term rule of the "Popular Front" in the 1990s. At the same time,...


Nagorno-Karabakh: can the “Velvet Revolution” in Armenia bring to a conflict with Azerbaijan?

“Turkey, Azerbaijan… what are you waiting for?” Serious or not, these were words appeared on a Facebook comment some days ago, in relation to the tense climate of protests ongoing in Armenia. The reference is clear: the comment is related to the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azeri region under Armenian military occupation which declared itself independent during the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “Republic of Artsakh”. This ...


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