A feeling that the political system of Europe has finally departed from democratic values  

By Alina Kantor

With the beginning of the court in Kazakhstan on the embezzlement case from BTA Bank, the main person involved in the criminal case - Mukhtar Ablyazov was again activated in the political field of Europe and the Internet. The former chairman of the bank's board of directors, accused of fraud for more than $ 7.5 billion, bribes the deputies of the European Parliament.

Can China solve Central Asia’s impending water crisis?

By Zhang Hongzhou

China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative has become a major foreign policy priority. The land-based Silk Road Economic Belt aims to expand China’s economic connections and political influence across much of Eurasia through vast infrastructure and investment schemes, potentially involving over 40 countries. But reviving the ancient Silk Road will not be easy. Water conflicts, as elsewhere, are top on the list of potential challenges.

Estonian Foreign Minister: EU must improve interconnections with Eastern Partnership nations

Estonian Foreign Minister: EU must improve interconnections with Eastern Partnership nations

The European Union must improve interconnections with countries of the Eastern Partnership, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said at a meeting of foreign ministers of Eastern Partnership and Visegrad countries in Warsaw.

A Bankruptcy of Nuclear Proportions

In any given year, a handful of companies file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. Rarely, however, does one of these filings reverberate beyond the boardroom and into the realm of geopolitics. Those that do — Lehman Brothers in 2008, or several U.S. automakers in 2008-10 — usually involve hundreds of billions of dollars. But the next big geopolitically relevant bankruptcy may be on the horizon, and the amount of money involved is tiny next to the collapses of the past decade.