Academic Year:

Field of Study:
International Affairs

Research Program:
PoM Pontica Magna

Russian–Armenian (Slavonic) University
Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences

Associate Professor


Research project: Surviving as Small States between Global Powers: Armenia on the Crossroads of the EU and the EEU

Despite the fact that all states share in the conception of sovereignty and autonomy, there are certain features that influence how small states operate in the international system and build their foreign policy priorities. Having limited set of human and material resources to proceed in the interaction with larger powers, small states needed to adopt particular strategies to ensure their survival, such as balancing or complementing. Focusing on Armenia as a case study, the issue of shaping its foreign policy in the rival environment of great powers is of particular interest and relevance especially in the context of the recent revolutionary events in this small landlocked country. Thus, my primary goal during the fellowship will be to pursue research on the interplay between Armenia’s Eurointegration and its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, providing thorough analysis of the implications of the Republic of Armenia’s membership in the EEU on Armenia’s European integration processes.

A full-length study is available here.