An increasingly important component of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative can be found in the Central Asian corridor that connects China and Afghanistan. China has been expanding its economic and security cooperation in Central Asia in recent years. Reports this week that China plans to build a military base for Afghanistan's armed forces in the northeastern province of Badakhshan suggest that the strategic yet perennially unstable country is quickly following through on the plan.
Exclusive interview with Maksym Khylko, Chairman of the Board at the East European Security Research Initiative Foundation, Senior Research Fellow at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
In 2017, China and Russia trumpeted the closeness of their relationship, calling it a historic highpoint. Xi Jinping has made good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin a priority, visiting Russia six times and meeting with Putin on 21 occasions since taking office.
Climate change, terrorism and the backlash against globalization are the three most significant challenges to civilization as we know it, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos, Switzerland.
Neil Peterson was one of ‘Liverpool – European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2008’ team members, who is now working with various European cities, such as Kaunas, that have won this status in helping them to achieve their goals. With Neil Peterson, who was recently visiting Kaunas, we spoke about the potential of Kaunas city, the challenges that ‘Kaunas 2022’ team is yet to face in the future and Liverpool's 2008 success, which leads city ten year on.
Georgian Parliament Chair Irakli Kobakhidze has met with the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Nurdinjon Ismoilov to speak about enhancing economic ties between the two nations and the development of transit function.
Bulgaria said it wants to use its European Union presidency to improve the bloc’s relations with Turkey “without hiding the problems.”
China's Road and Bridge Corporation will build the controversial Peljesac Bridge in southern Croatia, designed to link Dubrovnik to the rest of the country and bypass the Bosnian coast, it was announced on Friday.
Luke Coffey, Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, believes Kazakhstan as the regional leader can help the United States play a role in bringing economic and security stability in Afghanistan.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) continued to support the Central Asian region in 2017 with a total investment of $1 billion. It has also resumed operations in Uzbekistan after a seven-year pause.