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

January 2011
12   ACNIS announces the launch of a new “ACNIS Research Resource Project” designed to assist scholars, experts and students by offering access to a newly created digital database of significant documents and materials relevant to Armenia, Nagorno Karabagh, Turkey and the broader South Caucasus region.  The new ACNIS digital database will consist of a large digital library of important reports, documents and other historical material that has been sorted, categorized and compiled in a searchable, user-friendly format.  The ACNIS Research Resource Project’s new digital database will be freely available in February 2011 and open for use by scholars, experts and students by appointment only, under the supervision of ACNIS staff.

ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian’s comments on “The attention toward the Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR) is increasing” are published by the Henaran.am news agency.

Sargsian’s commentary on “The NKR authorities are not too far away” is published by the 1in.an news agency.

In Tsakhkadzor, ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian joins Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian and Finnish Ambassador to Armenia Petri Salo as a guest lecturer at a seminar organized by the Yerevan School of Political Studies. Giragosian delivers a lecture entitled “Leveraging Globalization to Forge National Power in Armenia,” that focuses on the “imperative for Armenia to craft specific mechanisms, based on its own national needs and capabilities, and to exploit new opportunities offered by globalization in order to forge and bolster national power in Armenia.”


Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to the Capital daily newspaper entitled “Armenia is the one that ‘pulverized’ Artsakh’s opposition.”

At the invitation of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Richard Giragosian provides a briefing focusing on “Armenia in 2011,” which offeres a two-part analysis of Armenian foreign policy and domestic political and economic reform, followed by an assessment of the outlook for Armenia through the coming year.


ACNIS Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to the Vestikavkaza news agency entitled “Armenia has begun the process of putting ‘their own.’”

Giragosian’s comments on “The threat of war is more serious than ever” are covered by the Yerkir.am news agency.

Richard Giragosian’s commentary on “What took place in South Sudan, NK people did long ago” is covered by the Armenpress news agency.


Center holds a special briefing entitled “An Assessment of the Recent Revolution in Tunisia: Are there Lessons for Armenia?,” with a presentation by ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian focusing on the recent unrest in Tunisia that resulted in the overthrow of that country’s long-serving president.

Giragosian’s commentary on “The events in Tunisia should be a lesson for Armenia” is covered by the Regnum, Panorama.am and Lragir.am news agencies.

Richard Giragosian’s commentary on “Who won from the Tunisian revolution?” is published by the Lragir.am news agency.

Giragosian’s commentaries on the revolution in Tunisia are covered by the 1in.am news agency.

ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian’s commentary on “The Tunisian revolution is a message for Azerbaijan” is published by the News.am news agency.


Manvel Sargsian’s commentary on “Armenia ‘sold for a cheap price’ its position on the territorial integrity of Cyprus” is published by the Regnum news agency.

Sargsian’s comments on “The military blackmail is the only tool for Azerbaijan” are covered by the News.am news agency.


Manvel Sargsian’s commentary on “The authorities realize that the Tunisian events can repeat here, too” is published by the News.am news agency.

26   Center Senior Analyst Manvel Sargsian gives an interview to the Avangard weekly newspaper entitled “We live in the era of big changes.”

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