Yeghia Tashjian
Yeghia Tashjian is a Beirut-based regional analyst and researcher, who specialises in geopolitical and energy security developments in the Middle East and South Caucasus.

He graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in Public Policy and International Affairs. He pursued his BA at Haigazian University in Political Science in 2013. He founded the New Eastern Politics forum/blog in 2010. He was a Research Assistant at the Armenian Diaspora Research Centre at Haigazian University. He has participated in international conferences in Frankfurt, Vienna, Uppsala, New Delhi, Tunisia, and Yerevan, and presented various topics from minority rights to regional security issues. His thesis topic was China’s geopolitical and energy security interests in Iran and the Persian Gulf. He is a contributor to various local and regional newspapers, a columnist in the Armenian Weekly, and presenter of the “Turkey Today” program in Radio Voice of Van. Lately, he has been appointed Associate Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and joined the European Geopolitical Forum as an affiliate expert on the Middle East and South Caucasus.