As many analysts have observed, the Pax Americana of recent decades is on life support. After the first 150 days of Donald Trump’s “America First” – or, more accurately, “America Alone” – presidency, it seems that America’s traditional stabilizing role can no longer be viewed as a given. As the primacy of the US in the international arena – and, thus, America’s status as the world’s “indispensable nation” – erodes, other states and even non-state actors are gaining prominence. What does this mean for the so-called liberal international order?
Monday, July 10, 2017
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. EU future and security, preparation for negotiations for the new Multiannual Financial Perspective, addressing migration challenges, protection of citizens’ rights in Brexit, ensuring the rule of law in the Community as well as other topical issues of the EU agenda were discussed at the meeting.
By Chris Stanton
Kazakhstan has continued investments in renewable energy sources and will to expand these volumes as it moves forward.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will have a hard time competing against piped gas which will be cheaper in most cases, therefore US LNG exports will not make the Southern Corridor obsolete, Gal Luft, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), a Washington based think tank focused on energy security, and a senior adviser to the US Energy Security Council.
Supporters of action to stop climate change have thanked the French president, after he declared he plans to host a climate change summit, two years after the landmark Paris accord.