From Suren Sargsyan

Suren Sargsyan

Suren Sargsyan is an expert on US foreign policy, researcher and author. He is a graduate of Yerevan State University, American University of Armenia and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Suren Sargsyan is a founder of the Armenian Center for American Studies, a research center based in Yerevan.

In recent days, quite interesting developments have been taking place in the South Caucasus region and beyond, which may have a significant impact on Armenia. A few days ago, Iran and Saudi Arabia signed a historic agreement on the[...]

In recent weeks, the possibility of reconciliation between Armenia and Turkey has been actively discussed. In particular, the aid sent from Armenia to Turkey after the earthquake in February was hotly debated. This action by Armenia was[...]

On February 1, US Secretary of State Blinken appointed Louis L. Bono Senior Advisor on the Caucasus Negotiations and made the following statement to the press: “The United States is committed to helping Armenia and Azerbaijan negotiate[...]

In this article, I will present the best and worst possible scenarios for developments in the South Caucasus region and based on this, the reader will be able to independently analyze forthcoming developments. The Realities The South[...]

Concerning the blockade of Artsakh, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev seems to have miscalculated. According to Baku’s scenario, the attention of the international community is focused on the Ukraine war, and Aliyev tried to take[...]

At the end of 2022, I published an article in the Armenian Mirror Spectator in which I tried to summarize the challenges that are facing the Armenian people and will continue to be relevant in 2023 as well, without suggesting any solution.[...]

The situation in the South Caucasus region in general and Armenia in particular is quite complicated. The region has simply become a powder keg and there are a number of good reasons for that. The war in the Ukraine takes away all of[...]

On November 8, the US midterm elections took place. Although in some states the votes are still being counted as of the date of the writing of this column (California’s 13th Congressional District and Colorado’s 3rd[...]

After the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s, the rivalry between Russia and the US in fact was not over, despite the fact that Russia was in a state of social and economic decay and could not effectively[...]

The possibility of selling US-made arms to Armenia has been discussed often. There are all sorts of interpretations and approaches. Many claim that it is a matter of political expediency for the US. Others say that for such a deal it is[...]

Each and every country in the modern world has a foreign policy. This is the basic rules and conditions of its relations with the world. Foreign policy specifically is designed taking into account the characteristics of the state,[...]