The United States must contend with growing competition from Russia and China across the Middle East following the defeat of the Islamic State, a senior U.S. official told lawmakers Tuesday.
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The next rotating rotation of the chairmanship was held in the UN Security Council. Kazakhstan after a month at the head of the key body of the world's most important international organization gave way to Kuwait. According to the estimates of many UN members, during the month of the chairmanship, Kazakhstan has done more on this post than some members of the Security Council have been able to achieve over the years.
Perhaps few places on earth are as wrapped in mystery and intrigue as the northern reaches of Afghanistan, where, 150 years ago, Russia and the United Kingdom played the great game against one another and where, most recently, Moscow and the West were locked in geopolitical competition with each other and then with insurgent Islam.
Kazakh government officials and high representatives of European Union institutions discussed prospects for Kazakhstan-EU cooperation in light of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) signed in 2015 and the EU’s long-term foreign policy for Central Asia during a Feb. 26 roundtable at the offices of Euractiv, a Brussels-based online media resource covering the European Union.
The first meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4) and Central Asia was devoted to the issues of interregional interaction New EU strategy for CA reflects new technologies and digital transformation The new format of cooperation was initiated by Hungarian chairmanship in Visegrad group which is ongoing under the motto "V4 Connects" setting the goal to strengthen interaction with the partner countries outside the European continent.
Tajikistan needs 10 years and $700 million for the full modernization of the Nurek HPP, according to a source.
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Hopes of containing rise of the Asian superpower now look illusory
The European Union supports the idea of convening heads of Central Asian countries, Kazinform correspondent reports.
The visit to Washington by State Councilor Yang Jiechi has helped set in motion what a spokesperson for US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says will be a "constructive and productive" bilateral relationship during the second year of Trump's presidency.