Category: Discovery & Analysing Armenia
SpecialEurasia organised an official mission to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to discuss with local official representatives, business people, analysts and security practitioners the current situation in the country.
Project name: Discovering & Analysing Armenia
Date: from October 21st, 2022, to October 28th, 2022
Partners: Opinio Juris, Notizie Geopolitiche
Scope: meeting with local official representatives, entrepreneurs, media experts and security analysts to analyse the current situation in Armenia; assessing investment opportunities and national economic trends; discovering the role of culture and religion in the society; producing reports, risk assessments, market analyses, and interviews for the international and the Italian audience.
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).