Armenian Foreign Policy Dilemmas
Anahit Shirinyan, Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Yerevan has traditionally aspired to a multi-vector foreign policy but, as demonstrated by its U-turn away from an association agreement with the EU in 2013, it is becoming increasingly more aligned with Moscow, with less leeway to maintain equilibrium in foreign relations.
Anahit Shirinyan will analyze the main drivers of Armenia’s foreign policy and the opportunities Yerevan may be able to take advantage of in the short-to-medium term, including in relations with the EU, NATO and Iran. She will also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of Armenia’s reliance on Russia and the extent to which the recent flare-up over Nagorny Karabakh has driven a wedge in their alliance. She will offer brief initial remarks followed by an hour for questions and discussion.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.