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February 20th

Eight facts about the Munich Security Conference

Each February, Munich takes center stage in global politics. Here are eight important facts about the Munich Security Conference. READ MORE

Iran: Worst scenario if Trump keeps nuclear deal

Tehran says that the worst scenario regarding how US President Donald Trump approaches the nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is that he keeps it. READ MORE

Kazakh energy ministry talks prospects of oil transit via Azerbaijan

The possibility of transit of Kazakh oil through the Aktau port via Azerbaijan in the future will depend on its economic feasibility, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy told. READ MORE

U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan


Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford will meet with his Russian counterpart on Thursday in Azerbaijan, amid newly aggressive Russian military maneuvers and fresh reports that Russian intelligence officials were in contact with aides on the Trump campaign, the Pentagon announced. READ MORE

Macron, the anti-Trump

By Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea

Macron winning the French presidency would be more than just a breath of fresh air for the European Union: it would an undeniable victory of Enlightenment values against the populist threat, argues Beatriz Becerra. READ MORE

China invites Britain's May to visit 'at appropriate time'

China will welcome British Prime Minister Theresa May at an appropriate time, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Wednesday, providing no details about the timing of the visit.  READ MORE

Uzbek development strategy for 2017-2021 approved

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his decree has approved the action strategy on priority areas of the country’s development for 2017-2021, the Uzbek media reported  READ MORE

February 17th

Joint press statements

with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis. READ MORE


"The international security order today is probably more volatile than at any other point after the end of World War II." With these words, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, welcomed the about 300 guests of the traditional MSC Kick-off event at the Bavarian Representation in Berlin on February 13, 2017. READ MORE

PM Aleksandar Vucic to Run for Serbian Presidency

By Maja Zivanovic

The leadership of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party proposed party chief and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as its candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, making him the frontrunner. READ MORE

February 2017