Negotiations between regime, rebels in Kazakh capital will aim to establish definitive borders for ‘de-escalation zones’
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
In Kazakhstan, the trial on the case of the former head of BTA bank Mukhtar Ablyazov is continuing. He is accused of fraud and theft of more than $ 7.5 billion from the bank.
Today the former head of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank, Mukhtar Ablyazov, appears on the list of the biggest financial scammers of the 21st century. However, he denies that he stole more than $ 7.5 billion from the bank. He claims that the international criminal case brought against him by the courts of the three CIS countries and several European countries is political pressure. But it is not ruled out that soon a "political affair" will really be launched for him - for organizing extremist activities and financing terrorism in different countries.
Numerous international leaders, experts, and environmentalists have been promoting Central Asian integration for decades. However, all such initiatives, one way or another, have not come to fruition. Until now.
It will take years for Russia to increase trade with China. To do so, Russia will need to strengthen its institutions, overcome non-tariff barriers to the Chinese market, and enhance its reputation among Chinese investors.
China did not participate in the structuring of modern international law after World War II, and now the world’s second-largest economy must fit itself into the rule system made by other countries.
China hosted a major international gathering on May 14 and 15. Over a thousand delegates from 110 countries, including 29 world leaders, flocked to Beijing to attend the so-called One Belt, One Road Summit.
Beijing is trying to create an inclusive narrative around its new Silk Road initiative, but fails to convince the sceptics.
Russia’s Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems have been deployed to Tajikistan for the first time for the Dushanbe-Anti-Terror 2017 drills of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Central Military District Troops Commander Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky told reporters on Thursday.
An exclusive interview with Ilter Turan, emeritus professor of International Politics and Istanbul Bilgi University