A breakthrough was achieved at the Caspian states’ summit in Astrakhan, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
In ancient times the Silk Road connected trade and commerce between Europe and the Far East, passing through Central Asia and the Caucasus. Today the trade of prime goods still moves through the Caucasus to European markets, and the Far East. The big difference is that the camel trains have been replaced by a network of pipelines such as the Southern Gas Corridor.
In this publication, Rasmussen reflects on the state of the Euro-Atlantic order as his tenure as the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) comes to a close.
Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet by 2020 with more than 80 new warships and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016, its commander said on Sept. 23.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani travelled to Russia to take part in the fourth summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states.
The prospect of full membership of Georgia in NATO remains foreign policy goal of Tbilisi. Any significant change in the foreign policy situation against the backdrop of worsening relations between Russia and NATO countries can reintroduce this issue in a real, practical plane. United States continue to view the country as a key strategic partner not only in the South Caucasus region, taking into account the energy corridor from the Caspian Sea to the West, and the transit of military cargo from Afghanistan. Military-strategic importance of Georgia currently has increased and as a country, which lies along the southern perimeter, Caucasian borders of Russia.
Moscow called on Sunday for a new "reset 2.0" in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was now improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives.
Washington is interested in activation the EU policy in the post-Soviet space. This approach is dictated primarily by pragmatic considerations, as determined by an overstraining of the United States, and the geographical proximity of the EU to the countries of the CIS. It allows Washington to more closely monitor and implement the transatlantic paradigm in the context of its policy towards the countries of the CIS. It seems that Washington will develop a "road map" designed to promote the gradual policy in the desired region of the former Soviet Union, which will be implemented by Brussels.
Those who thought that a ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum on independence would end discussions on the United Kingdom’s institutional architecture were sadly wrong. What’s more, the outcome may indirectly influence the EU and the eurozone’s functioning.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised France's "ambitious" reforms program following talks with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Merkel said adherence to the European stability and growth pact remained key.