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The Center’s most important events and activities, including meetings, visits, conferences, roundtables and seminars, receptions, interviews and media comments


Center research director Stiopa Safarian attends and addresses policy seminar on “Armenia’s Individual Partnership Action Plan and What It Means for Its Relations with NATO.”


Center is quoted by Aravot daily as an important institution for the development of a national security doctrine.

2   Center analyst Hovsep Khurshudian attends and comments on presentation of the “Report on Monitoring Democratic Reforms in Armenia.”

Hovsep Khurshudian’s interview is covered by Delovoy Express in “Balance of Interests of Armenia and Russia Needs Reassessment.”


Hovsep Khurshudian’s comments on dual citizenship are broadcast by Armenian public radio.


Khurshudian’s analysis on the impact of gas price increases on Armenia’s socioeconomic situation is broadcast by Armen-Akop television.

10 Research director Stiopa Safarian addresses National Press Club roundtable on “US-Iran Relations: Impact on Armenia,” covered by H2, ALM, Armenia, Yerevan, Yerkir, Kentron and AR television.
    Center analyst Alvard Barkhudarian gives comments to Shant television’s “Horizon” program on the Karabagh peace process.

Safarian’s National Press Club address is covered by Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, 168 Zham, Azg and Hayots Ashkharh newspapers, and by A1 Plus.


Center administrator Karapet Kalenchian attends reception on the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran, confers with Ambassador Alireza Haghighian.


Center founder Raffi K. Hovannisian receives Greek Ambassador Panayota Mavromichali.


US Embassy political officer Cynthia Doell visits the Center, meets with Raffi Hovannisian.

    Gabriel Grecu, second secretary of the Romanian Embassy, visits the Center, confers with research director Stiopa Safarian.

Stiopa Safarian’s comments on official attempts to suppress civil society in Armenia are covered by Iravunk, Aib-Fe, and Taregir newspapers.


Stiopa Safarian and Hovsep Khurshudian attend and address the first symposium on “Productivity and Competitiveness” organized by the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia.


Raffi Hovannisian meets with Finnish Ambassador Terhi Hakala.

    Research director Stiopa Safarian’s analysis is covered by Armenian public radio, Aztag newspaper of Lebanon, and Hetqonline in “Iran and Armenia are Disappointed with Russia: Manouchehr Mottaki’s Unplanned Visit to Yerevan.”

Raffi Hovannisian and administrator Karapet Kalenchian attend Russian Embassy reception in honor of the defenders of the Fatherland, confer with Russian Ambassador Nikolay Pavlov, Russian military attaché Oleg Demidov, and high-ranking Russian and Armenian officers.


Karapet Kalenchian attends seminar on “ Armenia ’s Energy Security Challenges” organized by the National Assembly.


Stiopa Safarian’s views are covered by Aravot daily as “Putin-Kocharian Meeting Has No Prospects.”

27   Franklin Steves, political analyst of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, visits the Center, confers with analyst Hovsep Khurshudian.

Raffi Hovannisian visits Tsitsernakaberd memorial to pay tribute to the victims of the 1988 Sumgait massacres, gives interview to Armenian public radio on the historic and contemporary meaning of the day.


Hovannisian meets with US Ambassador John Evans.

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