Reconnaissance in force: Why Ukraine needs a law on expanding control in the Black Sea

by Ihor Romanenko

On November 8, the Verkhovna Rada passed in the first reading a bill on the legal regime of the adjacent zone of Ukraine, which would actually increase the territory of control in the Black Sea - the adjacent zone will be the water area bordering the territorial sea of Ukraine at a distance of 24 nautical miles instead of today's 12 miles.

Geopolitical rivalry, terrorism among threats facing Eurasia, Nazarbayev tells Astana Club


Astana Club, a platform to debate public issues based on Chatham House rules, kicked off its fourth annual meeting Nov. 12. The meeting focused on challenges facing the Eurasian region and the building of Eurasian strategic architecture. The meeting gathered 50 leading experts, politicians and diplomats from 33 countries.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the event’s plenary session Nov. 13 outlining key risks threatening the greater region and ways to address them.