Last week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took two bold actions: first, he blocked Twitter, a social media site with 12 million users in Turkey, to cover up revelations of corruption about himself and his inner circle; and second, he aided and abetted the Jihadist fighters’ invasion of Kessab, located in the Northwest corner of Syria, bordering Turkey, The California Courier Publisher Harut Sassounian writes in his article titled “What Should Armenians learn from Prime Minister Erdogan?”
NATO countries have agreed that former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will become NATO's next leader at a time when the Western military alliance faces a new challenge in dealing with a resurgent Russia, diplomatic sources said on Friday.
U.S. senators debating aid to Ukraine say Russia's annexation of Crimea decades after Kyiv surrendered its nuclear arsenal could weaken nuclear non-proliferation efforts around the world. The argument is one of many being voiced on Capitol Hill for a strong U.S. response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
The Ukraine crisis has ruptured the talks on Eastern Partnership. We have met Vladislav Belov (RAS Institute for European Studies), Nikolay Kaveshnikov (MGIMO-University), Olga Potyomkina (RAS Institute for European Studies), Kyrill Entin (Higher School of Economics) and András Rácz (Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Hungary) who shared their views on the project's future, EU interests in Ukraine and prospects for Ukraine-Europe cooperation.
With the West imposing sanctions on Russia amid the Crimea crisis, the Lithuanian government’s negotiations with Gazprom on gas prices and other supply terms have stalled again, but experts interviewed by BNS underlined the importance of the talks for both sides and some of them said that a deal with Germany’s E.ON to buy its stakes in Amber Grid and Lietuvos Dujos (Lithuanian Gas) would give a fresh impetus to the talks with the Russian gas monopoly.
Atolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will supply gas not only to Turkey, but also to Europe, former Georgian Foreign Minister Irakli Menagarishvili said.
Turkey hopes for Ashgabat's participation in the TANAP project as Turkmenistan plays a key role in the energy industry of the region, said Ambassador of Turkey to Turkmenistan Mustafa Kapucu.
The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany raises US intelligence and military concerns since it would allow Moscow to place new listening and monitoring technology in the Baltic Sea, a senior US official said on Thursday (17 May).
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — the most comprehensive regulation on the protection of personal data that currently exists — comes into effect on May 25. It will profoundly impact global debates about privacy and freedom of speech; cybersecurity and disinformation; citizen and consumer relationships with technology and technology companies; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the future of the transatlantic economy.
India withdraws from FGFA project, leaving Russia to go it aloneKey Points
India has pulled out of its 11-year collaborative programme with Russia to build a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft
The decision has ramifications for both the IAF and the Russian aerospace industry
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has shelved its 11-year old collaborative Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) programme with Russia following enduring differences over its developmental cost and technological capabilities.