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

October 2009
1  

ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian meets with Swedish Ambassador Hans Gunnar Aden and briefs him on current political, economic and foreign policy issues in Armenia.

Giragosian gives an interview to Radio Liberty on the Karabagh issue.

ACNIS Analyst Armine Ghazarian attends the Armenian National Assembly hearings on developments in Armenian-Turkish relations.
   
2  

ACNIS Founder Raffi K. Hovannisian meets with Swedish Ambassador Hans Gunnar Aden.

Raffi Hovannisian holds a press briefing on Armenia’s domestic and foreign policy challenges, covered by the Aravot, Taregir, Haik, 168 Zham, Haikakan Zhamanak, Azg, Hayots Ashkharh, Hraparak, Capital, Zhamanak, Chorrord Ishkhanutiun, Azatamtutiun, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun and Yerkir dailies, Iravunk De-Dacto and Novoye Vremia newspapers, Panarmenian.Net, Report.am, News.amNovosti Armenia, Lragir.am, Panorama.am, Tert.am, A1+, Armenia.Now, Arminfo, 7or.am, Noyan Tapan, Armenia Today and ArmAr  news agencies, and by Radio Liberty and Public Radio.  

Richard Giragosian meets with Oksana Antonenko from the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and briefs her on recent developments in Armenia and the region.   

Giragosian attends a German Embassy reception dedicated to the reunification of Germany.

Richard Giragosian’s comments on the Armenian Diaspora are referenced by the Aravot daily.
   
3   Giragosian meets with Sergei Minasian of the Caucasus Media Institute (CMI), and discusses the current developments in Armenia.
   
5  

Raffi K. Hovannisian meets with British Ambassador Charles Lonsdale.

Giragosian gives an interview to the Reuters news agency on the present domestic and foreign political situation in the region.
   
5-7   Richard Giragosian participates in a three-day “Introductory Course on Security Sector Governance And Oversight” organized by the Geneva-based Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) organization and delivers a speech on “Intelligence Oversight in Armenia.”
   
6   Giragosian gives an interview to Radio Free Europe on the political situation in Armenia.
   
7

Raffi Hovannisian is the guest of the “Yerkri Hartse” program on the Yerkir Media television.

Richard Giragosian gives an interview to the Voice of America Armenian service on Armenian foreign policy.

Giragosian gives an interview to Radio Liberty on developments in Armenian-Turkish relations.

Giragosian gives an interview to the Azerbaijani Trend news agency on current events in the Armenian foreign policy.

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s comments on Armenia’s domestic situation are covered by the Zhamanak daily newspaper.

Manvel Sargsian’s analysis on “What Should Armenia Have Done? Are the Protocols Leading Toward the Neutralization of the Genocide’s Consequences?” is covered by the Lragir.am news agency.
   
8  

Raffi Hovannisian gives an interview to the Aravot daily newspaper on Armenia’s domestic challenges.

Giragosian gives an interview to a Swedish daily newspaper and Danish Public Radio on recent developments in Armenia and the region.
   
9  

Giragosian is interviewed in a live broadcast with the Istanbul based Haberturk television station on current developments in Armenian-Turkish relations.

Giragosian gives an interview to the BBC on Armenian-Turkish relations.
   
10  

Richard Giragosian is interviewed in a live satellite broadcast of the CNN Turk television station on the signing of the diplomatic “protocols” between Armenia and Turkey.

Giragosian gives an interview to the English-language Al Jazeera television station, and speaks on the current state of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Giragosian gives an interview to the 168 Zham daily newspaper on the state of Armenian-Turkish relations.
   
12  

Richard Giragosian’s comments on Armenian-Turkish diplomacy are referenced in the Business New Europe (BNE) news magazine.

Giragosian holds a press conference and discusses the Armenian-Turkish protocols. The event is covered by the Hraparak, Capital, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Azg, 168 Zham, Azatamtutiun and Zhamanak daily newspapers, Iravunk weekly, Lragir.am, A1+, 7or.am, Arminfo, MediaMax, Novosti Armenia, Panarmenian.Net, ArmeniaNow, Panorama.am, Aysor, Armenia Today, Tert.am and News.am news agencies, and by Radio Liberty and Armenian Public Radio.

Giragosian gives an interview to Swedish Public Radio on Armenian foreign policy.

Giragosian gives an interview to the Turkish Channel Six television station in Istanbul on Armenian-Turkish relations.
   
13  

Richard Giragosian attends a roundtable on “EU and NATO-How to Secure Stability for Armenia and the South Caucasus?” organized by the Brussels-based European Friends of Armenia group.

ACNIS Senior Analyst Hovsep Khurshudian gives an interview to the BBC on the possible opening of the Armenian-Turkish border.

Manvel Sargsian’s analysis on “The Protocols Are Signed: What Do They Wish to Build On This ‘Historical Agreement?’” is published by the Armenia Today news agency.

Sargsian gives an interview to the Zhamanak daily newspaper on current regional developments.
   
15  

Giragosian gives an interview to the Azerbaijani Trend news agency on current developments in Armenia’s foreign policy.

Giragosian’s comments on Armenia’s foreign policy are covered by the Today.Az news agency.

In Stepanakert, Manvel Sargsian attends the book launch of Karabagh-2014. The event is covered by the Aravot daily newspaper.
   
16  

Richard Giragosian gives a lecture on regional developments at the annual meeting of the Armenian Round Table (ART) of the World Council of Churches, at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The event is covered by the Hayastani Hanrapetutiun daily newspaper.

Giragosian delivers a lecture to the “Leadership School” on recent developments in the region.

Hovsep Khurshudian gives an interview to the Aravot newspaper on “The Economic Consequences of the Opening of the Armenian-Turkish Border.”

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s comments on the Karabagh issue are covered by the Novosti Armenia news agency.
   
17  

Sargsian gives comments to the News.am news agency on “Azerbaijan’s Policy Boomerangs.”

Sargsian gives an interview to Radio Liberty on the Armenian-Turkish protocols.
   
19  

Richard Giragosian gives a presentation on Armenian-Turkish relations at a closed seminar organized by the International Center for Human Development (ICHD).

Giragosian meets with a US delegation of law enforcement officials from Kansas and briefs them on the current security situation in Armenia and discusses developments in Armenian-US cooperation, police training and security assistance.  

Giragosian gives an interview to the News.am and Armenia Today news agencies on Turkish-Israeli relations.

Giragosian gives an interview to the Day.Az news agency on the recently signed Turkish-Armenian protocols.
   
20   Manvel Sargsian’s article on “The Opposition Has Sent the Loyal Political Forces of the Authorities to the Corner” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.
   
21  

Richard Giragosian and ACNIS Analyst Armine Ghazarian attend a seminar entitled, “Civil Society Involvement in Implementing the ENP Action Plans in the Countries of South Caucasus,” organized by the EU’s European Economic and Social Committee.

Giragosian gives an interview to the Azerbaijani Trend news agency on recent developments in Armenian-Turkish relations.
   
21-26   In Istanbul, Turkey, Richard Giragosian participates in a NATO-supported seminar on “Non-Traditional Security threats and regional Cooperation in the Southern Caucasus” and presents a paper on “The Problem of Transnational Crime and Regional Security In the South Caucasus.”  The event is covered by the News.am and Panorama.am news agencies.
   
22  

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian is the guest of the “Yerrord Hazaramiak” program on the Shoghakat television station.

Richard Giragosian gives an interview to the 168 Zham daily newspaper on regional energy security.

Giragosian gives an interview to the News.am news agency on the Karabagh issue.
   
23   Manvel Sargsian’s article on “Armenia: The Confusing Functions of the ‘Turkish Course’ Has Exhausted Itself” is published by the Armenia Today news agency.
   
24   Sargsian gives an interview to the Regnum news agency on “Once Ankara Understands Who it Needs, All the Questions Will Be Resolved.”
   
26  

Hovsep Khurshudian gives an interview to the Kavkazskiy Vestnik news agency on “The Protocols Are More Profitable for Turkey Than Armenia.”

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s article on the “Ratification With Or Without Karabagh” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.
     
27  

On the tenth anniversary of the attack on the Armenian parliament, Richard Giragosian convenes a special two-part briefing devoted to the role of the Armenian parliament and provides a new assessment of developments in Armenian-Turkish diplomacy. The event is covered by the Capital, Hayastani Hanrapetutiun, Azg, Hraparak and Aravot daily newspapers, Panorama.am, News.am, Novosti Armenia, Day.Az and Arka news agencies, and by Armenian Public Radio.

Giragosian gives an interview to the Bloomberg news agency on the recent challenges in Armenian-Turkish relations.

ACNIS Senior Analyst Hovsep Khurshudian gives an interview to the Kavkazskiy Uzel news agency on the Armenian-Turkish protocols.
   
28  

ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian meets with EU Special Envoy to the South Caucasus Peter Semneby and briefs him on the latest political, economic and foreign policy developments in Armenia and the region.

Giragosian provides a briefing to senior analysts in the Armenian Ministry of Defense.
   
29   ACNIS Executive Assistant Jemma Melkonian and Public Affairs Specialist Ashkhen Musheghian attend the Eurasia Partnership Foundation’s roundtable on “The Dialogue Between Georgia and South Ossetia.”
     
30  

Giragosian’s comments on Armenian-Turkish relations are referenced by the Respublika Armenia daily newspaper.

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to the Iravunk De-Facto newspaper on the “It Seems the Authorities’ and the Dashnaktsutiun Party’s Hope is Placed on Turkey.”
   
29-30   ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian attends a seminar organized by the International Center for Human Development (ICHD) on the EU’s Eastern Partnership entitled, “The Next Stage In European Integration,” and moderates the “NATO IPAP and Security Sector Reform: Bridging Security Gap for European Neighbourhood?” session.
   
31   ACNIS Founder Raffi K. Hovannisian gives an interview to the Reuters news agency on Armenia’s domestic and foreign political challenges.
     
     

 
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