Peace and stability of Kazakhstan - extrinsic value in the midst of conflicts in many parts of the globe, Ambassador Mojtaba Damirchilu

 In May Tehran posted H.E. Mojtaba Damirchilu as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran to Kazakhstan. Mojtaba Damirchilu replaced outgoing ambassador Gorban Seifi. In his exclusive interview to Kazinform International News Agency the new head of the Iranian diplomatic mission talked about his goals as well as state and prospects of relations between Kazakhstan and Iran.

Old Europe: nothing new

By Vadim Volovoj

The West tries to reach an agreement on stricter sanctions on Russia, but the Americans do not want to act unilaterally and seek support from the EU. For that it is first of all necessary to get consent of Germany and France; in case of success, it would be easier to convince the British.

Military Development in Transcaucasia: an Arms Race?

By Andrey Frolov

Since late 1980s, Transcaucasia, the region covering Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, has intermittently been the focal point of flashpoints and low-intensity conflicts, some between the countries themselves (all of which have at times participated in combat). The latest hot conflict dates back to 2008, when Georgia attempted to restore control over South Ossetia, in turn facing a military response from Russia. And who can forget the frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorny Karabakh.    

Ukraine – Major USA Non-NATO Ally?

By Sergey Slobodchuk

The status of the “major USA non-NATO Ally” for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova has been the informational fake No. 1 lately. Despite the reports of a number of Mass Media yet it is the status of ally is out of question. The US Congress web-site confirms that starting from May 1st, when the Republican Senator Bob Corker together with 26 co-authors registered the project S.2277 officially named Russian Aggression Prevention Act, the situation has not promoted at all: no amendments, no votings.