Armen Grigoryan

Armen Grigoryan is co-founder and vice president of the Yerevan-based Center for Policy Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the project “Resilience in the South Caucasus: Prospects and Challenges of a New EU Foreign Policy Concept,” implemented by the Institute of Slavic Languages and Caucasus Studies, at University of Jena.

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    Articles by Armen Grigoryan

    Armenia Adopts New National Security Strategy

    On July 10, Armenia’s Security Council approved a new National Security Strategy. It is considerably longer than the previous version of this document, adopted in 2007 (Armenia’s first strategy planning

    Armenia and Russia Pursue Joint Military Forces

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved an agreement to establish a joint Russo-Armenian military unit, which will include troops of the 102nd Russian military base stationed near Yerevan as well

    New Strains in Armenian-Georgian Relations

    Information published earlier this month on the website of the de facto parliament of the separatist Georgian region of South Ossetia caused a diplomatic scandal between Yerevan and Tbilisi. Reportedly,

    Russia Increases Military Capacity in the South Caucasus

    Recent geographically broad, intensive and large-scale military exercises of the Russian army, including those in the North Caucasus (Russia’s Southern Military District—MD), have again raised concerns about Vladimir Putin’s possible

    Iran-Armenia Railway Project and Russian Geopolitics

    During a press conference in Yerevan on January 27, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said that various opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation could potentially be beneficial, and