Eduard Abrahamyan

Eduard Abrahamyan is a defense policy and regional security analyst with emphasis on the Black Sea, South Caucasus and Central Asia. He is Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leicester, UK, studying the adaptation of NATO Partnership Policy in the Black Sea-Caucasus region amidst an evolving security environment (2008-2018). Abrahamyan is also Senior Associate Fellow at the Institute for Statecraftb based in London, as well as regular contributor to the IHS Markit (Jane’s Military Capabilities), The Jamestown Foundation, The National Interest, Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Central Asia–Caucasus Institute at the American Foreign Policy Council. He is also a 2017 Rumsfeld Fellow .

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    Pashinyan Formulates Armenia’s New Iran Strategy

    Armenia’s interim Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held talks with Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani, on September 26, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York (,

    Understanding Armenia’s Syrian Gamble

    Following bilateral closed-door talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, on September 8, Armenia’s interim Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told journalists that Russia and Armenia would soon launch a

    Armenia Gears Up for ‘Future Wars’

    In mid-March, the Armenian Ministry of Defense (MoD) released an 18-page strategic document entitled “2018–2024 Modernization Program for the Armenian Armed Forces.” The document lays out a framework for boosting

    Is Armenia Testing a New Foreign Policy Concept?

    The Armenian government expects that the long-renegotiated Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Armenia and the European Union, which was signed on November 24, 2017, will be ratified by

    Armenia and India Build Strategic Relationship

    With Azerbaijan and Pakistan currently pursuing a strategic partnership (see EDM, September 28, 2016; December 15, 2016), Armenia and India have decided to step up their cooperation across several dimensions.

    Armenia Pushes to Reinvigorate Its Relationship With NATO

    Armenia—Russia’s closest ally in the South Caucasus—appears intent on revitalizing its partnership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This agenda turned explicit on February 27–28, when Armenian President Serzh

    Armenia-Belarus Friction Gaining Momentum

    Amidst intensifying tensions with Russia (see EDM, February 6, 14), Belarus’s relations with another erstwhile ally, Armenia, are also deteriorating. Even though, Armenia and Belarus are both members of the

    Pakistan-Armenia Friction Has Intensified

    The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Karabakh province, which has simmered since the collapse of the Soviet Union, seems to have drawn Pakistan and India into the most