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Richard Giragosian is an analyst specializing in international relations, with a focus on economics, military security and political developments in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia. Now based in Armenia, he is a regular contributor to publications of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and the International Security Network (ISN) and is a contributing analyst for the London-based Jane’s Information Group. Giragosian is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS).
From 2002-2006, Giragosian served as a guest lecturer for the U.S. Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, NC, and has regularly provided briefings for the U.S. military.
Giragosian has contributed to publications of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Bertelsmann Foundation, the International Security Network (ISN), the Swiss Peace Foundation, and has written for Jane’s Defence Weekly, the China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Jane’s Intelligence Digest, Asia Times Online, Demokratizatsiya, Jane’s Foreign Report, the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, the Turkish Daily News, the Turkish Policy Quarterly, the Turkish Daily News and the Harvard International Review, among others. He has also provided analysis for the BBC, Al Jazeera English Service, and the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC), and is a regular guest columnist for the international edition of Newsweek.
For nine years, Giragosian served as a Professional Staff Member of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. As the committee’s principal staffer on the former Soviet Union and China, he was a liaison to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Library of Congress, and organized Congressional hearings and studies for Members of Congress. He has also worked as an analyst for Abt Associates, Inc. from 2000-2005.
Giragosian has written and lectured on developments in international affairs and has participated in select research and consulting projects for the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as for the UN, World Bank, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the U.S. Department of State. He is a member of the International Studies Association (ISA), the Academy of Political Science, the Central Eurasian Studies Association (CESS), the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), and the U.S. Naval War College Foundation.
Giragosian is a member of the joint OSCE-Republic of Armenia Task Force on Cybersecurity. He is also affiliated with the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), based in Alexandria, Virginia, and was also appointed twice as a State Commissioner on the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Armenian Affairs and the Virginia Gubernatorial Armenian Advisory Commission.