As world leaders gather for the NATO summit in Wales during the first week of September, they’ll need to do some collective soul-searching on the alliance’s future.
David Lektzian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at TexasTechUniversity. His research interests are focused on the use of economic sanctions. His articles appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, etc. David Lektzian spent 2014 spring semester at the Institute for International Relations and Political Science (Vilnius) where he was teaching a course on trade, conflict, and economic statecraft.
The Ukraine crisis has ended the period in Russian-Western relations that began with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and has opened a new period of heightened rivalry, even confrontation, between former Cold War adversaries.
The extraordinary EU summit on 30 August, which was expected to put together “the full puzzle” of the EU top jobs for the next five years, will only decide on the successors of Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, sources told EurActiv today (26 August).
On Monday, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas and Moldova's Deputy Minister of Justice Sabina Cerbu discussed issues relating to bilateral cooperation in the area of justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs.
In October, the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Milan will bring together leaders representing 60% of the world’s population, 52% of global GDP and over two-thirds of all international trade.
We met with Vitaly Vorobyov, SCO Advisor and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, to discuss the potential of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in resolving problems of regional security, its role in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of ISAF, the Silk Way project initiated by China, Russia's future SCO presidency and many other issues.
It appears Turkmenistan is about to lose its second-best customer for natural gas, Iran.
At first glance, it might seem Quebec and Scotland have little in common. But look a little closer and some similarities emerge.
August 30, 1995 adopted the first Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In a short historical period, the country has gained a strong statehood and real independence. Today, the country's basic law is the guarantor of equal rights and opportunities for all people of Kazakhstan, taking into account the interests of the multinational people.