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Fractured Regions and Small States: The Impact of Shifting Geopolitics on Armenia

Anna Ohanyan Armenia Carter Malkasian David Lewis Gohar Iskandaryan NAASR Calouste Gulbenkian Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues Transcaucasia

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 12:00pm/Noon Eastern / 9:00am Pacific
On Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies.

PANELISTS
DR. GOHAR ISKANDARYAN, Chair of Iranian Studies, Department of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University
DR. DAVID LEWIS, Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Exeter
DR. CARTER MALKASIAN, author of The American War in Afghanistan: A History (Oxford University Press, 2021)

MODERATOR
DR. ANNA OHANYAN, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College

As states in Armenia's political neighborhoods develop new strategic partnerships and the role of superpowers, particularly the US, evolves, what is the impact on Armenia? How should Armenia position itself in these increasingly turbulent times?

Throughout much of the 20th century, Armenia was tucked in geopolitically as a Soviet Republic. Currently, with heightened geopolitical competition and great power rivalry between the U.S. and China in the backdrop, shifting global geopolitics pose a range of regional implications for Armenia. In particular, the U.S. pull-out from Afghanistan is set to reshuffle and challenge state governance in South Asia and the Middle East, with a range of implications for Russian and Turkish foreign policies. 

SPONSOR
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues


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