March 2016

HOPES FOR JUSTICE RESERVED

By Alina Kantor

The Court of Appeal considered the application of the French Lyon protect former Kazakh banker Mukhtar Ablyazov's release and left him in custody. Desperate attempts to get out of the underground oligarch at will, breaking on reinforced concrete position of the French court and the prosecutor's office.

John Kerry In Moscow: Meeting With Putin Under Consideration, Russia Foreign Ministry Hopes For Better US Relations

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By Suman Varandani

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Moscow Tuesday for a three-day visit to meet Russian officials. Kerry is reportedly expected to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss Syrian settlement as the peace talks in Geneva approach their final days.

TurkPA: elections in Kazakhstan met international standards

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“Early parliamentary elections and elections for the local representative bodies in the Republic of Kazakhstan were held in compliance with the national legislation of Kazakhstan and international election standards”, said Mr. Halük Ipek, Head of TurkPA’s international election observing mission, member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey at the concluding press-conference held in Astana on 21st March. 

The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine

In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic, President Obama laid out key elements of his approach to foreign policy. There is much in it with which one can agree. “Don’t do stupid s——” makes sense as an axiom of foreign policy—or of any policy, for that matter—as does taking deliberate and strategic decisions about when to engage American military power.

Mogherini mission in the South Caucasus

By Arthur Dunn

F. Mogherini visit to Baku was the first after a rather tense relations between the EU and Azerbaijan. In recent time, the EU is constantly subjected Azerbaijan to sharp criticism against the policy pursued by Baku in the field of civil liberties, it is extremely inefficient measures aimed at improvement of the legislation, as well as the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.