On Wednesday, July 2nd, the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center hosted an off-the-record workshop on Armenia’s relationship with the West and the future vision for the Caucasus. The workshop, organized jointly with Washington-based think tank Policy Forum Armenia (PFA), built upon the discussion that took place a year ago at the Atlantic Council (on Armenia-NATO relations), which brought together a prominent line-up of experts and policymakers with interest in Armenia and the Caucasus.

The first panel of the workshop focused on Armenia’s current status, and the implications of the events in Ukraine. The discussion then continued with a second panel, on a new role for Armenia in the region, and what the West could do to help Armenia escape its current predicaments. The discussion centered on Armenia’s foreign policy and potential initiatives that may bring the country closer to the transatlantic community. The speakers analyzed what Armenia has to offer the West, and discussed Yerevan’s expectations in return.