On October 21st, 2022, SpecialEurasia began its special mission in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to analyse the current situation in the country, assess socioeconomic trends and investigate possible future developments.
As part of SpecialEurasia activities, we launched the project “Discovering & Analysing Armenia” in partnership with Opinio Juris – Law & Geopolitical Review and Notizie Geopolitiche.
The project consists of an official mission to Yerevan from October 21st, 2022, to October 28th, 2022, during the same days that OSCE technical team visit the country to assess the security status in the region. During the meeting, the SpecialEurasia team will meet with local official representatives, entrepreneurs, media experts and security analysts to analyse the current situation in Armenia, assess investment opportunities and national economic trends, and discover the role of culture and religion in the society. During the working week in Yerevan, our team will produce reports, risk assessments, market analyses, and interviews for international and Italian audiences.
Armenia geopolitical scenario
In September 2022, Armenia faced a military escalation with Azerbaijan at its border, which alarmed the international community regarding the stability of the South Caucasus. The country led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who took power in 2018 after the Velvet Revolution and was confirmed as the government leader after the 2021 Parliamentary elections, should face several challenges linked to regional geopolitics, the necessity to boost the socio-economic development, especially after the pandemic, and the threat of Azerbaijani military aggression against its sovereign territory and the Republic of Artsakh (especially after the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict).
On the other hand, Armenia can balance these challenges with economic development projects based on its significant mineral resources (gold, copper, molybdenum, zinc), significant financial support from international organisations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the membership inside the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and partnership agreement with the European Union (EU).
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