An exclusive interview of the co-Chairman of Russian non-governmental organization Ekozashchita (Ecodefence) Vladimir Slivyak.
NATO has formed the basis for Turkey’s security and defense policies since 1952. Three crises which recently emerged: Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq, have begun to threaten Turkey’s security and regional interests. Therefore, establishing a common cause with NATO and receiving, when necessary, NATO’s support in these crisis zones became Ankara’s first priority for the Newport summit.
Senior officials and diplomats from Kazakhstan and the European Union held what is expected to be the final round of negotiations on a new enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between Kazakhstan and the EU in Astana from Sept. 9-12.
Europe’s sanctions against Russia due to the annexation of Crimea and the Ukrainian crisis will push the RF to get closer with China, said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF managing director (2007-2011) during the panel “Global Economy and Geopolitical Risks – Disruptions from Battlefield Ukraine” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES).
Many experts point to the growing role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as an indication that it has become the main political instrument for Central Asian states, although it also receives a lot of criticism. On the eve of the September 13, SCO summit in Bishkek, we are talking to Dr. Andrey Karneyev, Deputy Director of the Institute for Asian and African Studies at Moscow State University, about the organization's role in international relations and the decisions expected to be made at the upcoming forum.
A 300-year union could come to an en end when Scotland votes on independence on September 18. The debate has many facets, and they're not all about the country's political status.
As the NATO summit gets under way in Wales and world leaders put on a united front against the growing threat posed by radical terrorist organization the Islamic State, continued bickering between Russia and the West over events in Ukraine threatens to give the "apocalyptic" group carte blanche to pull off a devastating attack on European soil.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov met with the heads of diplomatic missions of European countries accredited in Kazakhstan. A wide range of issues, including negotiations on a new agreement on expanded partnership between Kazakhstan and the EU was considered, according to the Kazakh foreign ministry.
For the time being, Israel may consider exporting natural gas only to Southern Europe, while the possibility of bringing it to Lithuania is not yet on the table, said Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during his working visit to Lithuania.
Scotland and Catalonia both have strong independence movements, but their paths to this goal are very different.