April 2014

Crimea Echo In Central Asia

By Bogdan Swoboda

Over the past few months the whole world is watching , both in Ukraine political crisis unfolded heavy . Known reaction of most Western countries, sharply criticized Russia . . But, for example , China has not supported the bellicose rhetoric of the West. It should be noted that Beijing is traditionally characterized by a policy of nonintervention in the affairs of third countries , but the statement made by the top management of China, can be regarded as support for the position of Russia. And India has practically not comment on actions by Ukraine. Also refrained from harsh assessments and Japan . Obviously, the policy has changed significantly Tokyo , and the Japanese authorities clearly realize that criticism of Russia alienate countries and thus strengthen the position of China in the confrontation in the Far East.

Cyprus: The New Key to European Energy Security?


By Robbie Gramer

The European Union’s dithering response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea can be blamed in large part on Europe’s overdependence on Russian energy imports. In response, EU leaders met on March 21 to discuss diversifying its energy sources, including seeking natural gas supplies from the United States to supplant Russia’s grip over European energy markets. Yet Europe will also need to search its own backyard for alternate supplies given the significant time and investment it would take to establish a supply route from the United States capable of usurping Russia’s supply.

A tribune of Hague

By Askar Muminov

Nursultan Nazarbayev during the Nuclear Security Summit in Hague stated that Kazakhstan would not suffer from the sanctions towards Russia, and would proceed with multi-vector policy and strive to hold a similar Summit in the Republic of Kazakhstan.