July 2016

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch

By Mahmood Khaghani

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around, in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues under dispute were magnified by the discovery of Caspian energy resources and made many times more complex by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of new independent littoral Caspian states. 

Steinmeier’s Tragic Dance Around the Issues

By JAN TECHAU

For people outside Germany, the country’s pains at growing up as a foreign policy power often look wondrous and slightly bizarre—so morally charged is every debate, so infused with self-doubt, and often so faraway from the strategic realities of the day. Much ink has been spilled over this subject, but some particularly important ink has just been added to this ocean of pondering.

EU provides bilateral support to education reforms in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

The areas of education, the rule of law and the environment have been given particular attention in the EU Strategy for Central Asia. The EU wants to reinforce its common action in those fields and intensify interaction between experts through existing platforms and projects, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said.

Berlin Eurasian Club Conference Seeks Ways to Bring EAEU, EU Together

Kazakh officials asked for German support in bringing the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the EU together at the July 15 meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club dedicated to that topic. The meeting was organised by the Institute of World Economics and Politics, supported by the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan, and attended by prominent representatives of Kazakh and German political, business and expert circles.

PROCESS MODERNIZATION ENERGY CHARTER

By Daniel Rozanov

Between 2009 and 2012 it became clear that the development of the organization and expansion of cooperation in the energy sector needs a new impetus. a number of innovations has been introduced, as well as embarked on reshaping the Energy Charter of the regional organization in the world of energy management. In this regard it should be noted that the Russian Federation has repeatedly stated the need to modernize the Energy Charter Treaty, while Western partners were in favor of the process of modernization of the Energy Charter.