There is no good reason to believe the Trans-Caspian pipeline represents more of a danger to the Caspian Sea than Russian Blue Stream does to the Black Sea, a US expert on Central Asia, Bruce Pannier believes.
Three weeks before a deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, the failure to address the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program in any agreement could be a dangerous omission, a panel of experts told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday.
WTO membership Kazakhstan finalized the negotiations of its World Trade Organization membership terms with WTO members at the Working Party meeting on Kazakhstan’s accession on 10 June,
Leaders of Southeast Europe agreed on Monday to call on EU Council President Donald Tusk to encourage the process of European enlargement.
The work on the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project in Georgia is on schedule, Mariam Valishvili, Georgian deputy energy minister told .
As the June 31 deadline for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programs draws closer, there are no signs that Tehran is ready accept the terms of the international community, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras. it’s high time for Western leaders to support the democratic opposition and permanently unseat the mullahs from power, he argues.
Berlin is becoming the ally that Washington wants it to be.
The Defence Secretary has announced that the UK will contribute an additional 500 personnel to a NATO high-readiness task force
Ban Ki-moon: Kazakhstan's initiative for World Religions Congress is a contribution to religious tolerance
Kazakhstan's initiative for the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is a contribution to a critical global conversation about promoting religious tolerance and advancing the universal right to freedom of religion and beliefs, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an interview to the UN News Center.
Multinational companies willing to invest in Eastern Mediterranean examine the whole range of risks associated with a potential plan to develop oil and gas facilities. The great strategic and economic importance of these facilities make them attractive targets. Even though a conventional war is not a likelihood, an international company assuming cost-benefit approach, will take into consideration «asymmetric threats» which a potential pipeline or offshore platforms could face.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov participated in the June 3 regular meeting in Moscow of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The focus of the meeting was to prepare for the upcoming council of the heads of SCO member states that will take place July 9-10 in Ufa, Russia.
Russia’s gas discount for Turkey, the supplies of Iraqi gas to the country and others are among the most pressing issues for the Turkish government today. In an interview with Trend Agency, deputy general manager of the Turkish state-owned BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation, Nedim Ozyol spoke in details about the gas supplies to Turkey.
A majority of the projects introduced by China within the scope of the 'Silk Road Economic Belt' vision have yet to reach maturity. Nevertheless, the draft outlines prepared for these projects promise great potential in the eyes of many regional countries including Turkey, which have received relevant proposals with great enthusiasm. A combined budget worth nearly $40 billion will be allocated to these projects through which China is planning to boost its influence over Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East in particular. Another objective set by Beijing when introducing the projects in question was to promote China as a leader country which is deemed indispensable for regional stability, development, and integration.
Pro-Kurdish party enters parliament for first time after taking 12 percent of vote
The Group of Seven industrialized nations has kicked off a two-day summit in a luxury resort in Bavaria. Going into Sunday's G7 meeting, talk was dominated by civil war in Ukraine and a credit crunch in Greece.