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October 30, 2008

ACNIS Looks at the Current Global Economic Crisis

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a policy roundtable to focus on the present-day world economic emergency and its likely impact on Armenia’s economy. The meeting brought together leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, NGO representatives, and members of the press. [full story]

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October 22, 2008

ACNIS Holds Special Forum on the
Mountainous Karabagh Issue

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today hosted an off-the-record expert panel discussion to look at the current international challenges with respect to the Mountainous Karabagh question and the domestic socioeconomic, political, and societal state of affairs in the Mountainous Karabagh Republic (MKR). The meeting brought together MPs, political analysts, representatives of associations concerned with the fate of Artsakh’s liberated territories, and other public figures. [full story]

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October 17, 2008

Forward to the Past: Russia, Turkey, and Armenia’s Faith

By Raffi K. Hovannisian

The recent race of strategic realignments reflects a real crisis in the world order and risks a dangerous recurrence of history. Suffice the testimony of nearly all global and regional actors, which have quickly shifted their gears and ushered in a new cycle of reassessment of interests and, to that end, a diversification of policy priorities and political partnerships. [full version]

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Russian version


October 1, 2008

ACNIS Explores the Prospects of Armenian-Turkish Relations

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a foreign policy roundtable to consider all aspects of the future of Armenian-Turkish relations. The meeting brought together leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, NGO representatives, members of the press, as well as a group of students and teaching staff from Istanbul’s Bilgi and Fatih Universities who are visiting Yerevan on the invitation of the Civil Society Institute. [full story]

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July 29, 2008

ACNIS Hearing Considers Armenia’s Frontiers Under International Law

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a policy roundtable to examine the matter of Armenia’s right to sovereignty in the territories which, under international law, were allotted to—or reserved for—the modern-day Republic of Armenia. The meeting brought together MPs, leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, NGO representatives, and members of the press. [full story]

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Complete transcript (in Armenian)


June 26, 2008

ACNIS Examines Armenian-Russian Relations

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a foreign policy roundtable to take a comprehensive look at the new prospects of Armenian-Russian relations and to consider the existing military, political, and economic relations between the two countries against the backdrop of global developments and new realities in the broader region. The meeting brought together MPs, foreign embassy and mission personnel, leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, and media representatives. [full story]

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June 3, 2008

ACNIS Focuses on the 90-Year Track Record of Armenian Statehood

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a policy roundtable to look at the past ninety-year history of Armenia as a state. The meeting brought together MPs, leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, and media representatives. [full story]

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April 17, 2008

ACNIS Looks Into Armenia’s European Integration Prospects

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a foreign policy roundtable to examine Armenia’s policy on European integration and the country’s commitments made and actions taken to that end. The meeting brought together MPs, foreign embassy and mission personnel, leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, and media representatives. [full story]

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March 27, 2008

ACNIS Focuses On NATO’s Enlargement Toward the Caucasus

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a foreign policy roundtable to discuss NATO’s Caucasus enlargement policy and its impact on Armenian interests. The meeting brought together diplomatic representatives, leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, and media representatives. [full story]

Related links: Armenian version

Complete transcript (in Armenian)


March 13, 2008

ACNIS Examines Artsakh and the Kosovo Model

Yerevan—The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) today convened a foreign policy discussion to explore the recent precedent of international recognition of Kosovo's independence and whether this precedent can be applied in the case of Artsakh (Mountainous Karabagh). The meeting brought together leading analysts, policy specialists, public and political figures, and media representatives. [full story]

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Complete transcript (in Armenian)


The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) is a leading independent strategic research center located in Yerevan, Armenia.  As an independent, objective institution committed to conducting professional policy research and analysis, ACNIS strives to raise the level of public debate and seeks to broaden public engagement in the public policy process, as well as fostering greater and more inclusive public knowledge. Founded in 1994, ACNIS is the institutional initiative of Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Over the past fifteen years, ACNIS has acquired a prominent reputation as a primary source of professional independent research and analysis covering a wide range of national and international policy issues.

For further information on the Center call (37410) 52-87-80 or 27-48-18; fax (37410) 52-48-46; email root@acnis.am or info@acnis.am; or visit www.acnis.am

 
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