In this publication, Rasmussen reflects on the state of the Euro-Atlantic order as his tenure as the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) comes to a close.
Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet by 2020 with more than 80 new warships and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016, its commander said on Sept. 23.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani travelled to Russia to take part in the fourth summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states.
The prospect of full membership of Georgia in NATO remains foreign policy goal of Tbilisi. Any significant change in the foreign policy situation against the backdrop of worsening relations between Russia and NATO countries can reintroduce this issue in a real, practical plane. United States continue to view the country as a key strategic partner not only in the South Caucasus region, taking into account the energy corridor from the Caspian Sea to the West, and the transit of military cargo from Afghanistan. Military-strategic importance of Georgia currently has increased and as a country, which lies along the southern perimeter, Caucasian borders of Russia.
Moscow called on Sunday for a new "reset 2.0" in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was now improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives.
Washington is interested in activation the EU policy in the post-Soviet space. This approach is dictated primarily by pragmatic considerations, as determined by an overstraining of the United States, and the geographical proximity of the EU to the countries of the CIS. It allows Washington to more closely monitor and implement the transatlantic paradigm in the context of its policy towards the countries of the CIS. It seems that Washington will develop a "road map" designed to promote the gradual policy in the desired region of the former Soviet Union, which will be implemented by Brussels.
Uzbek president's daughter Gulnara Karimova appears in the materials of criminal cases on fraud, said the statement posted on the website of the General Prosecutor's Office of Uzbekistan.
Those who thought that a ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum on independence would end discussions on the United Kingdom’s institutional architecture were sadly wrong. What’s more, the outcome may indirectly influence the EU and the eurozone’s functioning.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised France's "ambitious" reforms program following talks with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Merkel said adherence to the European stability and growth pact remained key.
Pipeline systems of the Kazakhstan-China Pipeline and the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) will be expanded given the Kazakh oil refineries’ workload, Kazakhstan’s national operator and the largest oil transportation company KazTransOil said Sept. 15.
Alea iacta est. NATO has agreed on the formation of a special ‘spearhead force’ (officially: Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) that, if necessary, will offer the eastern member states (additional) protection against Russia’s imperialist whims. After twenty years of peace keeping operations and crisis management on the Balkans and in exotic places further away, the alliance will refocus on its original task, as anchored in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty: collective defence.
Austria continues hearings on the case of former Kazakh official Rakhat Aliyev, who on September 12 this year refused to participate in the meeting in which was to be considered the legality of his arrest. Thus, the preliminary conclusion is automatically extended for another two months. This was confirmed by an official representative of the land Criminal Court of Vienna. According to Austrian law Aliyev, if convicted, faces a sentence of 20 years in prison to life imprisonment. As you know, Vienna is its own investigation on charges of murdering two Aliyev bankers in Almaty. And also suspects him of money laundering.
ARIS JANSONS: Latvia sees its role in Central Asia as a promoter of the EU's trade, economic and investment efforts in the region
An exclusive interview of the Senior editor of Pirmais Biznesa radio (First Business Radio) in Riga, Latvia Aris Jansons
Astana and Washington seek for further strengthening and broadening of strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and the US, Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov and US Secretary of State John Kerry stated at the meeting held this September 22 in New York.
President Komorowski has left for the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, signally he intends to try and persuade national leaders to limit Russia's Security Council veto.