Georgia’s first “freedom generation” will soon lead the country, economically and politically. This generation has never known anything but a Western oriented Georgia. By implementing a series of reforms associated with the projects of European and Euro-Atlantic integration, the independence generation transformed Georgia to a degree once thought unthinkable.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Baku, on September 1, followed just a few days later by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s official visit to Moscow, have fueled ongoing speculation that Russia is conducting parallel consultations on the Karabakh conflict resolution process.
The 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate - an important event for the people of Kazakhstan. It is the link between the first nation-state of the Kazakhs and modern independent Kazakhstan, claimed Ph.D., the Director General of Kazakh Research Institute of Culture Andrei Khasbulatov.
The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas took part in the political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Lithuania and Finland on 16 September in Helsinki. Germanas met with Finland’s Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Security Policy Anne Sipiläinen to discuss bilateral relations, topical issues on European agenda, regional cooperation, security challenges and preparation for the upcoming session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The Netherlands Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said as the to-be European Union president, his country will do its best to strengthen ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Kazakhstan brings to the international stage – and soon, it hopes, to the UN Security Council – an ethos that eschews conflict, that is always ready to sit down for negotiations, and that is interested in finding avenues of cooperation even among the most distant partners, the country’s deputy foreign minister told The Astana Times.
Around 190 participants and support personnel from the United States, Pakistan and Mongolia arrived in Dushanbe for Exercise Regional Cooperation, the largest annual, multilateral U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) command-post exercise held in conjunction with regional partners from Central and South Asia. They will partner with Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense counterparts to strengthen relationships while promoting regional cooperation among participating nations.
Countries across the Western Balkans are drawing up their contingency plans after Croatia shut its border, claiming its capacity to receive people had been exceeded.
Germany's foreign minister has called for more aid to be funneled to Turkey and other transit nations struggling with growing numbers of refugees fleeing Syria's civil war. Turkey already hosts some 2 million Syrians.
Similarly to Ukraine, post-Soviet Kazakhstan is also asserting its national identity, but the absence of EU ambition toward Astana and its participation in the Eurasian Union preserves the country from a Donbass-type scenario, writes Michael Emerson
Following the conclusion of EU-led talks in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia, the issue of Serb nationals in Kosovo has come to trigger new debates in the region, with Serbia taking center stage.
Anti-austerity Syriza party has won Greece's general election, putting the country on a possible collision course with the EU over its massive bailout.
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and Russia’s Gazprom company will start implementing swap transactions on Russian gas supply to Azerbaijan soon, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev told .
The presidents of Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Council member states met in Dushanbe Sept.15 to discuss regional security, organisational operations and the results of exercises of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces.
The global gas market in the last few years have seen a rapid increase attention to liquefied natural gas (LNG). Improving technology, resulting in the production reduces the cost, and most importantly - the transportation of LNG. Liquefied natural gas is becoming a real competitor to the gas pipeline. Demand for LNG is growing as offshore production and increase the distance from the place of production to markets. Many talk about a fundamentally new page in the development of the gas industry.