Panel remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow at the Wrocław Global Forum (Poland)
For some former Soviet countries, the decision to align with Russia is not a matter of competing geopolitical strategies: it’s a necessity dictated by economic reasons and by Moscow’s massive blackmailing power. One such case is Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia. This however does not mean that joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union is necessarily bad. For some states, including Kyrgyzstan itself, the risks of being “left behind” are just too big to be ignored.
Exclusive Interview with Strobe Talbott: "The role that Turkey can play is larger than the role it is playing now for"
USAK experts conducted an exclusive and extensive interview with Director of the Brookings Institution, Strobe Talbott.
NATO will continue its efforts in helping sides of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to reach agreement, the president of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Hugh Bailey said on Monday at the opening ceremony of "Rose-Roth" seminar in Baku.
RD Exclusive: Richard Weitz discusses the geopolitical implications of the new round of partnership initiatives between Russia and China.
The Washington-DC-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) released a report this week on the potential importance of fracking for energy independence in Eastern Europe — and some of the political misgivings about incorporating it into Europe’s energy landscape.
Lithuania should become the first Baltic state, which will be able to significantly reduce its dependence on Russian gas. While Lithuania integrated gas network only to the east, and the country is 100% tied to the supply of "Gazprom". And this country has become the only one of the Baltic countries, which for the implementation of the EU Third Energy insisted on separation of gas transportation capacity of gas structure Lietuvos Dujos, where the "Gazprom" is one of the major shareholders.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking at the Transatlantic Bond Project Conference in Brussels on Tuesday (10 June 2014), stressed the importance of a strong relationship between Europe and North America to address current security risks and threats. “Transatlantic resolve and unity will be critical in meeting all these complex challenges”, he said. “NATO is the unique political and military instrument that allows us to muster that transatlantic resolve, and translate it into unified action”.
The issues of energy cooperation and the issues related to the protection of the Caspian ecology were discussed during the visit of the Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission Fabrizio Barbaso to Ashgabat, according to the Turkmen government report.
The Czech Republic is prepared to block the granting of EU candidate status to Albania over a dispute between the ČEZ Czech state-controlled power utility and the Albanian state, the Czech press writes, quoting high-ranking EU sources.