Center of Peace and Consent


By Georgij Karatayev

The 20th anniversary of foundation of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK) is celebrated this year. Being established as a Presidential advisory and consultative body APK has turned today into a public instrument for maintaining of the bridge between different social institutions of the country. 

"Riga Process" moves ahead towards creating EU Energy Union

Lithuania's Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis paid a visit to Riga to take part in a conference on the creation of the European Energy Union. Latvia is currently presiding over the Council of the European Union. The Lithuanian energy minister says such union might contribute to dealing with issues which are given insufficient attention on the current EU agenda and which lack European-level support.

Washington Warns Dushanbe

The issues of bilateral relations of the USA and Tajikistan were discussed in course of the visit of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State Daniel Rosenblum and his colleague Steven Feldsteinи, a specialist on Democracy, human rights and international religious freedom with the representatives of Tajikistani Government and civil society.

Analyst: Blaming Western interventionism for all evil is far-fetched

By Justin Vaïsse

When the West intervened in Libya, it later turned into chaos. When the West did not intervene in Syria, it turned into chaos as well. Therefore, it is hard to draw a definitive conclusion whether it is good or bad to intervene, Justin Vaïsse, director of the Policy Planning staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs told EurActiv Slovakia in an exclusive interview.

Eastern Triangle Fails

By Oleg Gorbunov

On February 2nd the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China took place in Beijing. The parties devoted the meeting to discuss the situation within international arena, evaluation of foreign interference into domestic processes in independent states, as well as touched upon the issues of development of a new international transit project – “Great Silk Road”.