The former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was arrested in Vienna late Thursday in connection with murder and kidnapping charges, AFP reports according to the APA press agency.
David Shark: “Membership in the Eurasian Economic Union Shall Not Impede Kazakhstan to Join the WTO”
Another economic forum was held in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana. Last year this forum was attended by approximately thirteen thousand people of 160 countries of the world, including former and current Heads of the states, ministers, Nobel Prize winners, the Heads of the key international organizations, central banks, TNCs and big business-structures.
U.S. President Barack Obama assured Poland and its eastern European neighbors on Tuesday that the U.S. commitment to their security was sacrosanct at the start of a four-day trip meant to show U.S. resolve after the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Russia, having turned for several past months into the outcast-state, in course of the visit of Vladimir Putin in China made a number of direct and quite important steps towards Beijing. And this happened right n the moment when China itself was in need of such support. As it found itself under growing pressure of the neighbor states and the USA because of territorial disputes within its southern and eastern marine borders. Tension both in the east and west of Eurasia force Moscow and Beijing not only to get closer but to act in cooperation to neutralize threats – military and foreign political threats.
The abdication of King Juan Carlos means Prince Felipe will take the throne. The monarchy hopes to recover the credibility it has lost in recent years, but the new king faces serious challenges in doing so.
Energy and geopolitics, which cannot be treated in isolation from one another, today dominate both Turkish and American strategic thinking more than any time in the history of their bilateral relations.
The Ukrainian conflict and Russia’s annexation of Crimea is ultimately not about energy, but about power. However the crisis encompasses major and often overlooked energy dimensions of Russia’s destabilisation strategy.
The unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the developments around Ukraine, require Azerbaijan to double its efforts to assert its national interests, to become an economically more attractive country using available resources and a favorable geographical position and attracting new regional and continental projects.
At a meeting with the students and faculty of the National Research Nuclear University, an elite Russian college, on January 22, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unexpected statement on nuclear weapons that contradicted most of his earlier declarations on the subject. Responding to a question posed by Artem Bekerev, a third-year cybernetics student, Putin said,“My personal position is that at some point, humanity must renounce nuclear arms. But for now, we are far from this, in the sense that other nations aside from Russia have nuclear arms as well—and many of them—and they are not going to renounce this means of armed combat. Such a step by the Russian Federation would be very strange in these conditions, and could lead to some fairly serious, grave consequences for our nation and our people.”1
Poland has confirmed that it will nominate its Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski to replace Catherine Ashton as EU foreign policy chief.