The meeting of the heads of states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states has been gaining momentum in recent years as a regional – and indeed global – discussion platform. This is testament to the growing potential and credibility of the organization. In the rapidly changing global environment, and amidst new challenges and threats, it is imperative that the SCO develop a coordinated position on the key issues of security and international development, not only so that it can determine its own activities going forward, but also in the context of the entire Eurasian space.
Latvia is ready for bilateral talks with Great Britain to ensure the protection of the Latvian nationals residing in the country, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) told the press after a closed meeting with Saeima European Affairs Committee Tuesday.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán today (29 June) blamed the British vote to quit the European Union on the EU’s inability to handle the refugee crisis.
The 2016 Warsaw Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on July 8–9 will address a range of issues that have direct security implications for the post-Soviet space. Chief of them is whether the security architecture built in Europe after 1991 will be preserved.
The obvious lies to discredit opponents easily read by many of today's media. But in most cases this does not entail any legal consequences. And some, learning democracy in a number of Western countries, meanwhile, accused the same country in the absence of democracy. For example, the right to enter Paris and London as they need to understand human rights, in particular, their venality in the context of the fate of the fugitive oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov from Kazakhstan. So some Petrushova was seen in the media of their hyperactivity. Moreover, included in this process, violating all possible norms of journalistic ethics, blatantly distorting the facts, exposing judges whether as bribes, or simply stupid people are not capable of critical thinking.
The Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia has fully entered into force July 1, according to the press release of the European Commission posted on its website.
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sought to downplay the impression that tensions are building as a result of the push of member states, under the leadership of the Slovak presidency which started today (1 July), to repatriate powers at the expense of the Union’s institutions.
Britain, I believe, had the best of all possible deals with the European Union, being a member of the common market without belonging to the euro and having secured a number of other opt-outs from EU rules. And yet that was not enough to stop the United Kingdom’s electorate from voting to leave. Why?
In the longer term, there are more options for Turkey to buy non-Russian gas, whether it is from Israel, maybe Cyprus, or Egypt, Iraq, Northern Iraq, Turkmenistan - there are lots of alternatives, Matthew Bryza, former US Assistant Secretary of State for South Caucasus and former US ambassador to Azerbaijan, told
Kazakhstan, Sweden, Bolivia and Ethiopia were elected on June 28 to serve a two-year stint on the UN Security Council, with the Netherlands and Italy sharing the remaining spot.
Court overturns result of election in which Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly beat far-right candidate Norbert Hofer
The US and Iceland have signed an agreement that will see the first US troops deployed to the Arctic island in a decade. The deal comes amid ongoing tensions with Russia.
The last NATO summit, in Wales in 2014, was defined by the recognition that with Russia having just seized Crimea and expanded war into Ukraine, the post–Cold War security regime in Europe was effectively being dismantled. Moscow was redrawing borders in Eastern Europe while accelerating its military modernization and pushing for a sphere of privileged interest along its periphery. Since then, the Baltic states, Poland, and Romania have called for NATO to return the alliance to its traditional collective territorial defense function, asking that permanent U.S. bases be established on their territories as a means to strengthen deterrence.
Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, often shortened to Brexit, is a highly debated topic these days. The voting in a referendum on the country’s membership has taken place earlier today and everyone is eagerly awaiting the result, Tengrinews reports.
More than two months have now passed since the worst outbreak of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno Karabakh region in over 20 years. The fighting erupted on April 2nd and continued until the ceasefire agreement was signed by the Chiefs of Staff of Armenia and Azerbaijan at a meeting in Moscow on April 5th, after an intense Russian-led mediation effort. The Four Day War, as it came to be known, claimed over a hundred lives (although the casualty figures are still being disputed) and raised fears of a wider military conflict in the region (1, 2). Indeed, in an interview with Bloomberg on April 24th, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan went as far as to claim that a full-scale war could “break out at any moment”.