Richard Giragosian is analyst of Strategic Outlook from Yerevan. He is the Director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), an independent “think tank” located in Yerevan, Armenia which conducts a wide range of research and policy analysis covering political, economic and security in the broader South Caucasus region.
Giragosian has long been engaged in the process of Armenian-Turkish “normalization” and currently serves as an Editorial Consultant for the Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ), an English-language journal based in Istanbul. From 2008-2010, he has also served as a columnist for the Turkish-language international edition of Newsweek.
Giragosian served from 2002-2006 as a guest lecturer for the U.S. Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC, and has also worked as a consultant for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, the United Nations, and the World Bank, as well as for the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the European Stability Initiative (ESI).
For nine years, Giragosian served as a Professional Staff Member of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, has worked as an analyst for Abt Associates, a social science consulting firm, from 2000-2005, and was a research consultant for the New America Foundation and the Center for National Policy (CNP) in Washington. Giragosian has been an Associate Fellow with the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) in Washington, DC and was appointed twice as a State Commissioner on the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Armenian Affairs and the Virginia Gubernatorial Armenian Advisory Commission. He has also served as an honorary member of the National Steering Committees of both the 1996 Clinton-Gore Reelection Campaign and the Gore 2000 Presidential Campaign.