Sept 29 in Astrakhan, leaders of Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are meeting to address Caspian Sea problems.
Remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow at Multinational Corps (North East), Szczecin (Poland)
Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas National Oil and Gas Company is holding negotiations with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) to purchase fuels and lubricants, Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Energy Minister Uzakbai Karabalin said at a press conference in Astana on Sept.16.
Maxim Bakiev Extradition of Maksim Bakiyev and his cronies will be discussed during the upcoming visit of the British Minister of Justice to Bishkek, British MPs John Mann and Andrew Rosindell said at the meeting with Parliament Speaker Asilbek Jeenbekov on September 23.
Foreign and interior ministers are the biggest casualties in a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle by prime minister designate Ewa Kopacz.
Though Iran has been broadcasting pictures and videos of top state officials and noted foreign dignitaries visiting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the hospital, the health of the man who has held the most powerful post in the Islamic Republic remains unclear. The unusual public relations management of what has been described as a prostate surgery suggests Tehran may be preparing the nation and the world for a transition to a third supreme leader. Iranian efforts to project an atmosphere of normalcy conceal concerns among players in the Iranian political system that a power vacuum will emerge just as the Islamic republic has reached a geopolitical crossroads.
If Europe’s reaction to Crimea annexation had been more vigorous, as Poland advocated, and if the EU had adopted more immediate sanctions at the time, the current war in Donetsk would not have happened, Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, whose country has seen part of its territory annexed by Russia and another part destabilized by pro-Russian separatists, has called on U.S. lawmakers to continue to support Ukraine in its quest for freedom and democracy.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, business and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September. UN’s climate chief Christiana Figueres told DW what she expects.
September 21 in New York City starts on the 69th session of the General Assembly. When growing tensions major players in world politics, then there are high expectations from such a world forum. Perhaps the dialogue at the global level will help to defuse the situation?
Around 1.8 million Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Thursday (12 September) calling for the right to vote on independence.
On September 8, the John Hopkins University in Washington hosted presentation of joint report by Kazakh and US analysts on “Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States”, which provides a detailed analysis of development and prospects of the bilateral relations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin undoubtedly timed the coordinated effort to initiate a ceasefire in southeastern Ukraine to coincide with both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) September 4-5 summit in Newport, Wales, and the European Union’s threat of additional sanctions against his country. However, due to the downturn in relations with the Alliance since the annexation of Crimea and ongoing Russian involvement in the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has also signaled its own counter-response, though consigned to the doctrinal security policy level. Senior Russian defense officials confirmed in early September that the 2010 Military Doctrine will now be revised by the end of the year. This is allegedly driven by NATO enlargement, its military infrastructure “gradually” increasing close to Russia’s borders, the United States’ missile defense system and, of course, the crisis in Ukraine (Inosmi.ru, September 4).
President Komorowski officially appointed Ewa Kopacz, Monday, as Poland's new prime minister designate, after Donald Tusk's election to lead the EU's European Council earlier this month.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has won a confidence vote on his reshuffled government. Ahead of the vote, the premier delivered an impassioned defense of his economic policy.