ASTANA. KAZINFORM Senior researcher at the international studies department, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, Anastasia Reshetnyak shared her views concerning the forthcoming Summit of the Heads of State of Caspian Littoral States, Kazinform reports.
United States President Donald Trump’s behavior at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) recent summit in Brussels (July 11–12) and in its aftermath has cast a shadow on this landmark event. Trump’s follow-up actions, including the meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, continued hitting at NATO and the European Union from afar.
The harsh foreign sanctions that have been damaging Iran`s economy are dragging the regime to one of the hardest tests ever. Domestic protests and the government`s assertive reaction are complicating the situation day by day, with outside forces observing how it will further develop. We talked to Dr. Theodore Karasik, Senior Advisor, Gulf State Analytics and Ali Hajizade, Founder and Editor, The Great Middle East.
Turkey will never make concessions regarding the free market economy, President RecepTayyip Erdoğan has said amid fluctuations in the Turkish Lira’s value against the U.S. dollar, describing the latest slip as an “economic siege that has no economic explanation.”
Fifth Summit of heads of state of the Caspian countries, defining the legal status of the Caspian sea, has become a great historical event, Member of the Council on State Support to NGOs under the auspices of President of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the International Relations Research Center, Philosophy Doctor of Political Sciences, Political Scientist Rufiz Gonagov told .
One of NATO’s naval groups is visiting Trondheim on Friday (10 August 2018), and from there it will go on to search for sea mines dating back to World War II. The operation will make the waters safer for fishermen and shipping in the area.
The Baku-Moscow-Ankara regional axis is a promising format and it is expected to become even more important if it is expanded, Head of the Strategic Analysis Center of the Russian Innovative Development Institute, Russian expert Andrey Ivanov told .
As the development of the SCO has become increasingly engaged in trade and economic and transport-logistical cooperation. Against the backdrop of the policy of "America first" and a number of failures of European integration, the SCO plays a more prominent role in counteracting protectionism.
Estonia together with the ministries of defense of Finland and Latvia is planning to develop unmanned land systems within the framework of the European Union's Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).
SOCAR Energy Georgia (Georgian subsidiary of the Azerbaijani state company SOCAR) plans to put into operation a multifunctional gas station in Georgia by mid-2019, the Director of the company Mahir Mammadov told Trend.