July 2017

Qatar competes with Gazprom

By Kim Shtern

Recently, the growth of Qatar hydrocarbon exports to Europe has been clearly observed. According to statistics, more than a quarter of the consumed in the countries of the European Union (EU) liquefied natural gas (LNG) is delivered from Qatar. The construction of an LNG terminal in Poland began, where, from 2014, Qatargas plans to supply annually

Nuclear Waste Storage and Climate Change: What should we expect?

Olga Ulybina, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Research Fellow Cambridge Central Asia Forum

Nuclear power is an energy source that could help to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the scale of climate change by replacing carbon intensive coal and gas-fired power stations. However, with the production of nuclear energy comes the production of nuclear waste.

NATO Secretary General stresses Alliance’s strong support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ended a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday evening (10 July 2017), during which he reaffirmed the Alliance’s strong political and practical support for Ukraine. Mr. Stoltenberg was in Kyiv together with the Ambassadors of NATO’s North Atlantic Council to mark the twentieth anniversary since the signing of the Distinctive Partnership between NATO and the Ukraine.

RUSSIA AND NATO: A PARADOXICAL CRISIS

By Ivan Timofeev

The Euro-Atlantic security system is a highly complex equation with many unknowns. Three years ago, it seemed that it was up to narrow specialists to solve the equation, which was of secondary importance for 21st-century Europe. Today, however, it is a crucial political factor fraught with serious risks of intentional or unintentional confrontation between Russia and the West.