Politicians and scholars from all over the world recently gathered at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) to discuss global security issues. Most of the attendees agreed that we have to work together to untie the tangled knot of current threats to peace and stability, with the bulk of responsibility falling on the shoulders of the leading global players — the United States, the European Union, Russia and China. However, we still seem incapable of presenting a collective response even to the most fundamental threats.
Parliament on Thursday backed legal amendments that will authorise troops to help the police patrol the country’s borders and stop illegal migrants.
As a result of the large-scale Kazakh-Iranian business forum held Feb. 6-8 in Tehran, the two nations have agreed on a supply of Kazakh-made train cars to Iran and to establish a joint investment fund.
Andy Weber, who stepped down last summer as U.S. State Department Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response, has more than 30 years under his belt of working to counter some of the most dangerous threats to mankind posed by weapons of mass destruction. Some of his most famous exploits included working at the heart of Project Sapphire, a top secret joint Kazakh-American operation in 1994 to remove almost 600 kilogrammes of highly enriched uranium, enough to produce two dozen nuclear bombs, from eastern Kazakhstan to the United States where it was down-blended and used as fuel for power stations.
Official delegation led by Kazakh First Deputy Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev paid a visit to Baku, Azerbaijan Feb. 16, 2016 with an aim to get acquainted with the Baku International Sea Trade Port’s experience in its operations, the message of the Baku port said Feb. 16.
Regional security issues were considered at the meeting of Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Aslov with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Tuesday.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, currently attending the Munich Security Conference, held bilateral meetings with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Georgia’s new Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
Russian power is separated from the centers of European consumption of a ring of countries that control the transport routes of Russian and Central Asian exports. Historically, the main routes of transmission of natural gas ex-USSR passed through Ukraine. In the separation of the state having a variety of political tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the temptation to substitute the very real and objective contradictions of the distribution of revenue from gas power purely subjective approach. First of all, the effects of the transition of the Crimean peninsula under Russian jurisdiction.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Turkey this week, the second in four months, is emblematic of how important the Syrian refugee crises has become for Merkel — for her power at home and the stability of the European Union. With the recent surge of the Syrian regime forces against the rebels in Aleppo under Russian air support, and tens of thousands of new refugees on Turkey’s borders, the situation has only worsened. During the visit, Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu clarified some of the outstanding issues in the previously agreed-upon action plan, and agreed on a new set of measures to deal with the crises. The initiatives are promising, and were welcomed in Ankara, but there is still little reason for Merkel to be optimistic.
Addressing the issue of terrorist financing was one of the key items on the agenda of the meeting of European Ministers of Economic Affairs and Finance on Friday 12 February in Brussels. This second Ecofin meeting of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union was chaired by finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem.