April 2015

Opinion: Sweden – a moral superpower?


By Ulf Bjereld

Sweden’s unilateral decision to cancel its large-scale defense agreement with Saudi Arabia has attracted considerable international attention. It canceled the agreement on moral grounds, refusing to continue military cooperation with one of the world’s most hardline dictatorships – a regime that violates human rights and sentences dissidents to public whippings.

Eurasian integration and Kazakh-Russian relations discussed in Moscow

By Dinara Urazova

Participants of the scientific-and-practical conference Kazakhstan's Way: Factors of Stability and Sustainable Development in Moscow discussed key aspects of the socio-economic and political development of Kazakhstan and touched upon the problems of Eurasian integration and the Russian-Kazakh relations, Tengrinews reports citing the press service of Kazakhstan Embassy in Russia.

Dangerous games of Greece


By Maksim Tsurkov

More and more excitement flares up around the issue of gas supplies to Europe. In particular, all the attention is focused on Greece, which by chance suddenly became a kind of arbiter of the fate of the EU's energy, and it seems that the country is not ready to cope with this role.