One might expect that while Russia’s political, diplomatic, military and economic resources are tied down in its protracted war in Ukraine, the Kremlin would have difficulty focusing on other regions within the post-Soviet space. But even a casual glance at Russia’s recent activities in Georgia immediately dispels such assumptions.
European Union governments have reasserted their authority over their national energy policies, before leaders meet to discuss the bloc’s plans for Energy Union on Thursday (19 March).
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls met with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and President Bronislaw Komorowski in Warsaw to discuss, among others, deepening of the economic ties between both countries.
Kazakhstan is doing much to solve the problem of food security in the Central Asian region and in the world, this has been said by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States in the Republic of Kazakhstan George A. Krol at a conference on food security in Astana.
The Iranian president has proposed that Turkmenistan study the possibility of transiting oil, gas and power to other countries through its territory.
A year ago, Russia's foreign policy universe changed dramatically. After the overthrow in February 2014 of then Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych and the arrival of nationalist and pro-Western forces in power in Kiev, the Ukrainian crisis led to Russia's confrontation with the US and its estrangement from Europe. By contrast, Moscow's relations with Beijing have grown visibly closer since then, going way beyond the "marriage of convenience" model that some scholars once devised to describe them. If the current situation persists, the Sino-Russian entente may become a more salient feature of international relations.
Estonia is the latest country to publicly mull using Kazakhstan’s transit infrastructure to ship goods between China and Europe.
Following a meeting with Turkmen president Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that Turkey, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan will establish a trilateral mechanism on energy issues, with the first leaders' meeting to take place in Turkmenistan, reports Today's Zaman.
Croatian political analysts differ on the lasting signficance of Wednesday’s visit to Zagreb of Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Spain for its many contributions to the Alliance during a visit to Madrid on Thursday (12 March 2015). He underscored that NATO is responding to threats both to the east and the south. After meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey, the Secretary General had an audience with His Majesty King Felipe VI. In a joint press conference following a meeting with Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo, Mr. Stoltenberg called Spain “a staunch Ally,” adding, “you do a lot for our shared security.”
Iran and Turkey will discuss expansion of trade ties during the trip of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Iran, which is scheduled for the second half of the first month of the next Iranian calendar year (March 21-April 4).
Increased contacts between Moscow and European leaders creates a fertile ground for the understanding of the parties' position in the Ukrainian crisis.
As China’s far-flung energy acquisition strategy comes a cropper, the geopolitics of China’s ‘near abroad’ is getting dicey.
A Commission official confirmed yesterday (5 March) that Gazprom can use the Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP) to move gas, if the Russian export monopoly builds the “Turkish Stream” pipeline and brings gas to Greece.
On April 26 in Kazakhstan will be held a special election of the president. The initiative to hold early elections were members of the public. It was supported by the majority of the population.