The Aquarius has docked at the port of Marseille, carrying with it uncertainty about the future of migrant rescue missions. But even as the humanitarian vessel ends operations indefinitely, some see hope on the horizon.
Environmental concerns were the topic of a conference Sept. 28 in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly session.
This September marks the end of the nine-year Program of Cooperation between Northeast China and Russia’s Far East and Eastern Siberia (2009–2018). When the document was signed by then Chinese president Hu Jintao and then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, the hope was that the program would boost Russian-Chinese cooperation in the provinces and jump-start development of the Russian Far East.
The Baltic countries and the Nordic Council of Ministers are to start research cooperation in the field of energy, while the budget of the four-year project is 2.4 million euros.
NATO Defence Ministers concluded two days of talks in Brussels on Thursday (4 October 2018), focused on further adapting and strengthening the Alliance in response to an increasingly assertive Russia and continued instability in the South.
Last Sunday Macedonia held a referendum vote to change its name, end a 27-year dispute with Greece, and open the doors to its EU and NATO integration. Weeks before the vote, social media platforms became not only channels for sharing political attitudes, but also venues for deliberate polarization and misleading content.
The recent conversation between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is essential to reinvigorating negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Matthew Bryza, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group.
The bilateral strategic partnership developed through economic integration, investment in people-to-people contacts, and driven by mutual interest, lasts longer than the one based on self-interest and transactional in nature.
Analysts say latest tensions, coming on top of the trade war, could make it difficult to get relations between the two militaries back on track
A career diplomat specialising in policy, Estonian Ambassador to Japan Jaak Lensment has been a witness to the development and modernisation of Estonia over the past 25 years.