Turkey’s increasingly messy entanglement with Israel is forcing Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to change tack on his overall foreign policy vision vis-à-vis the Middle East. He continues to garner much respect and support on Arab streets and among radical groups or countries in the region with his increasingly angry remarks toward Israel.
Relations between republics of South Caucasus play an important geopolitical role for Russia given that this near-border region is ethnically close to citizens of Russia's south and is highly integrated into Russia's economy. On one hand, establishment of new states in the territory of Soviet republics drastically changed relations between them making it possible for the West to set up a base to put pressure on Russia's south. We considered Georgian-Turkish relations and it is much more important how Georgia and Azerbaijan, two close neighbors, communicate.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych conducted a meeting with the President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, presidential press office informed.
The Armenian elite’s way of thinking and Armenia’s foreign policy have been influenced by the history of the Armenian people, particularly the tragic events of 1915, when near 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated in the Ottoman Empire and a million people were spread all over the world, forming the Diaspora.
Last April 7, the world was too busy to notice Russian fingerprints on the coup that toppled Kyrgyzstani President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Within weeks, ethnic Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks were at each other’s throats. Moscow, it seems, is good at breaking things, but not at fixing them.
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Armenia should officially agree to the statement made by the Presidents of the co-chair countries in Canada on June 26, the political scientist Stepan Grigoryan told reporters on July 8.
On July 6th Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated that with definite exceptions the country accepts the suggestion of the cochairmen-states of the OSCE Minsk Group, developed on the basis of Helsinki principles.
Trend conducted interview with the Moscow State University History Faculty Deputy Dean, Internet portal "The Bulletin of the Caucasus" Chief Editor and Trend Expert Council Member o Alexei Vlasov, especially for the Yeni Azerbaycan newspaper.
At the end of a trip intended to reassure Russia’s neighbors that the Obama administration would not forget them in its push to improve relations with Moscow, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton resorted to the simplest of diplomatic formulations, telling Georgia, the United States “can walk and chew gum at the same time.” Mrs. Clinton repeated the argument like a mantra during her five-day swing through Ukraine, Poland, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia: that the “reset” will not force the United States to sacrifice its influence or policies in the post-Soviet space.
Alyona Getmanchuk, director of the Institute of World Politicy, and Sergiy Solodkyy, deputy director of IWP has held a public presentation of expert poll about the first outcomes of president Viktor Yanukovych’s foreign policy. Among the participants: Zbigniew Brzezinski (USA), James Sherr (UK), Steven Pifer (USA), Philippe Moreau Defages (France), and Marcin Wojciechowski (Poland), etc. Nearly 30 professionals were involved for the study.
The subject of Transnistria regulation seems to return into the list of priorities of native Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Despite the scepsis of last months, related to indefiniteness around the candidate and the level of authorities of a future special representative to Ukraine on the issues of Transnistria regulation, and also the attempt of Russia and Germany to establish new grounds to discuss frozen conflicts (the role of Ukraine, choosing words carefully, is not clear), Kiev finally decided again to turn to the subject of Transnistria regulation.
Upon completion of the session of the EurAsEC Interstate Council in Akorda Palace Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
Bronislaw Komorowski, the candidate of Poland's ruling pro-business Civic Platform party, has become the country's next president. Komorowski beat Jaroslaw Kaczynski by a margin of seven percent of the vote.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a robust show of support for Georgia today by vowing to uphold its "territorial integrity" and voicing opposition to its inclusion in a Russian "sphere of influence."