July 2017

Any integration is always more pluses than minuses

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By Eric Gatev

The path to stability, progress, economic, military and political independence of the region lies through the integration of the Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on several occasions, referring to the need for a practical transition from words to action regarding closer economic integration of the five Central Asian countries.

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

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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.