The Armenian Center for American Studies is a non-governmental research organization based in Yerevan, Armenia. The center specializes in conducting research and analysis on US foreign policy, particularly in relation to Armenia, the South Caucasus region, Russia, Turkey, and Iran. ACAS aims to provide policy-relevant research and analysis to policymakers, civil society organizations, and the general public. The center is committed to promoting informed discussions and debates on US foreign policy in Armenia and beyond.
US Policy towards Iran
One of the primary research areas at ACAS is US policy towards Iran. The center closely monitors US-Iran relations and provides insights into the diplomatic, economic, and security dynamics of the relationship. Additionally, ACAS examines the impact of US sanctions on Iran’s economy and regional influence.
US Policy towards Russia
Another key area of research at ACAS is US policy towards Russia. The center tracks developments in US-Russia relations, providing analysis on issues such as arms control, energy security, and regional conflicts. Likewise, ACAS analyzes the impact of US sanctions on the Russian economy and its geopolitical posture.
US Policy towards Turkey
ACAS also conducts research on US policy towards Turkey, particularly concerning the South Caucasus region. In doing so, the center provides insights into US efforts to promote regional stability and security while assessing the role of external powers such as Russia and Iran. ACAS also analyzes US assistance programs that are aimed at supporting economic and democratic development in Turkey.
US Policy towards the South Caucasus
Additionally, ACAS focuses on US policy towards the South Caucasus region, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The center provides insights into US efforts to promote regional stability and security while examining the role of external powers such as Russia and Turkey. ACAS also analyzes US assistance programs aimed at supporting economic and democratic development in the South Caucasus.
Pertaining to Armenia specifically, ACAS examines US-Armenia relations and provides insights into US efforts to promote democracy, human rights, and economic development in Armenia. Correspondingly, the center tracks developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, analyzing US efforts to support a peaceful resolution.
Conducting Research & Engaging in Discourse
ACAS’s research is based on various sources, including primary and secondary data, interviews with experts and policymakers, and analysis of media and public opinion. The center also organizes seminars, workshops, and conferences to disseminate research findings and foster dialogue on US foreign policy.