Putin considers several options for another land grab.
The Co-Chairman of the international group “Ecozashchita!” (Ecoprotection) Vladimir Slivyak during his exclusive interview states that so far there are not threats for Ukrainian nuclear power plants, but in case of active military actions in East Ukraine the situation may change. Exclusive interview...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's position has been strengthened after Sunday's local elections. His critics failed because of their repetitive arguments and strategies, says DW's Baha Güngör.
The SCO countries will strengthen security measures in connection with withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan, the decision was taken during the 24th meeting of the Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO), which was held on March 28 in Tashkent, the press service of the SCO RATS reported.
Kazakhstan believes that the present Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty needs to be modernised and better balanced. It is frankly unfair that the original five nuclear weapon states are free from the obligations which require all other signatories to provide the IAEA with complete information on their civilian nuclear programs, projects and plans, writes Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and US President Barack Obama stressed the Alliance’s strong commitment to collective defence during talks in Brussels on Wednesday (26 March 2014). “Our commitment to the defence of our Allies is unbreakable,” said the Secretary General.
As I discussed last week, the fundamental problem that Ukraine poses for Russia, beyond a long-term geographical threat, is a crisis in internal legitimacy. Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent his time in power rebuilding the authority of the Russian state within Russia and the authority of Russia within the former Soviet Union. The events in Ukraine undermine the second strategy and potentially the first. If Putin cannot maintain at least Ukrainian neutrality, then the world's perception of him as a master strategist is shattered, and the legitimacy and authority he has built for the Russian state is, at best, shaken.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) acknowledged the potential impact of energy security issues in the 2010 Strategic Concept and, more recently, in the Chicago Summit Declaration, which underlined the need to integrate, as appropriate, energy security considerations in NATO’s policies and activities, concentrating on areas where the Alliance can add value and make a difference. Efforts directed towards a significant improvement of the energy efficiency of NATO’s military forces (and at the same time reducing their impact on the environment) were identified as areas to explore.
Only the Conservatives will give voters a real choice over Britain's future in Europe, says Prime Minister David Cameron
Last week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took two bold actions: first, he blocked Twitter, a social media site with 12 million users in Turkey, to cover up revelations of corruption about himself and his inner circle; and second, he aided and abetted the Jihadist fighters’ invasion of Kessab, located in the Northwest corner of Syria, bordering Turkey, The California Courier Publisher Harut Sassounian writes in his article titled “What Should Armenians learn from Prime Minister Erdogan?”