Does Armenia Need a Foreign Policy?

Does Armenia Need a Foreign Policy?

London: Gomidas Institute, 2017,
284 pages,
maps, photos
ISBN 978-1-909382-33-6, paperback,
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rouben Shougarian was the first Armenian Ambassador to the United States (1993-1999). Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia (1999-2005) and Ambassador to Italy, Spain and Portugal (2005-2008). He currently teaches at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is also the author of West of Eden, East of the Chessboard: Four Philosophical Looks Upon the Unknown and The Politics of Immaculate Misconception: The Ideas of the Post-Secular Age, as well as numerous articles on diplomacy, Armenia and the Caucasus.

I. Armenia in the Context of Turkey’s New Foreign Policy
II. Perfect Failures of the Swiss-American Mediation
III. Other Mediation Initiatives and Blasts from the Historical Past
IV. Track II and Track 1.5 Diplomacy – Interconnection between Normalization and Reconciliation
V. Evolution of the Link between the NK Issue and the Mediation of Armenian-Turkish Rapprochement – EU’s Mediating role, OSCE, BSEC, NATO
VI. The Diplomacy of Qualified Industrial Zones
VII. The Changing Dynamics of Russia’s position on Armenian-Turkish Rapprochement
VIII. From the Failure of the Zurich Protocols to the Failure of Eastern Partnership in Armenia
IX. Does Armenia Need a Foreign Policy?
Instead of an Afterword

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