Polish-American military exercises are underway in Sochaczew, 50 kilometres west of Warsaw, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Identifying Islam with terror is a mistake that should be avoided, Turkey’s EU minister told an anti-terrorism meeting in Brussels on Saturday.
Talks in Switzerland between international officials and Iran over the Middle Eastern state's nuclear program have been suspended. Both sides are due to draw up a draft deal by March 31.
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Swiss Confederation in cooperation with the Delegation of German economy to Central Asia and the Joint Chamber of Commerce "Switzerland - CIS" with support of the ABB Group on March 18th, 2015 in Zurich organized a round table "Kazakhstan today: the new strategic priorities and opportunities for investment and trade cooperation with Switzerland", Foreign Ministry informs. The event was attended by the representatives of the Swiss business circles, interested in expanding partnerships and entering new markets.
Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia agreed on opening the representative offices at each other's railway companies.
Azerbaijan and Turkey in a very short period of time were able to demonstrate to the whole world how in having the desire and making concerted efforts, one can implement a major project, which is very important not only for these two countries, but also the whole of Europe.
Project of NPP in Russia's Kaliningrad region remains frozen. At the same time “Rosatom” is declaring that it may be restarted, but in fact Russian energy supply to EU is unreliable, says the co-chairman of Russian environmental group “Ecodefense” Vladimir Slyviak during his exclusive interview.
2015 will pose big risks and challenges to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), believes President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
For evidence of the European Union’s diminishing appetite for sanctions against Russia, look no further than Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin guestbook.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici to NATO on Monday (16 March 2015) for talks on strengthening the partnership between the Alliance and Chișinău. Calling Moldova “a valued NATO partner”, the Secretary General underlined that “all NATO Allies support Moldova’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, and respect its constitutional neutrality.”
As NATO Contact Point in Kazakhstan, Ambassador of Estonia Jaan Reinhold hopes to share the values of the alliance in the country; bilaterally, the ambassador is hoping to see an increase in educational, technological and scientific exchanges during his mission here, as well increase agricultural and transit cooperation.
Defense officials of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan discussed in Moscow the issues of preparing and holding the upcoming joint military exercises entitled “Unbreakable Brotherhood 2015 and “Cooperation 2015” in the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
To the mind of western analysts China has experienced the evolution of views from ideological concerns regarding “capitalization” of Russia and its possible anti-China politics to revolutionary idealism, when the options for cooperation within Russian-Chinese relations were reevaluated. In particular, in connection with the “kinky” policy of Russia in relation to the oil line piping in the Far East region China noted that Russia distrusts its policy in strategy. Before the coming of Hu Jintau Chinese Government had eventually balanced its views on its national interests and the need to regulate its relations with Russia.
Late last month, the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle steamed into the Persian Gulf to join the fight against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). While little noticed in the United States, the de Gaulle’s arrival significantly enhances what France is bringing to the fight. Already a key contributor to the anti-ISIS coalition, France’s carrier-based operations will significantly reduce the flight time of aircraft striking targets in Iraq. When the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin Dempsey, visited the carrier with his French counterpart last week, French officials said that as many as 15 Rafale fighter jets take off from the de Gaulle each day to conduct combat missions.
Despite numerous statements declaring Russia’s “pivot to Asia,” the country still faces challenges connecting the goals of the government with the needs of foreign investors.