U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged all sides in the Ukrainian conflict on Tuesday to prevent breaches of a cease-fire agreed to earlier this year in Minsk.
There is no point to expect the US to have very successful policy in Central Asia in the next ten years, Luca Anceschi, lecturer at the British University of Glasgow said .
China and Russia started on Monday a week-long naval exercise in the southern Russian port city of Novorossiysk.
Andrzej Duda, who according to Sunday’s exit poll won the first round of the presidential ballot, has said that he will take part in a debate with his opponent Bronisław Komorowski ahead of the second round of voting on 24 May
Tallinn once again hosted academics, political thinkers and politicians from all over the world, in the latest edition of the annual Lennart Meri Conference last weekend. The theme, “The Limits of Order,” stimulated some vibrant discussion across three days, while leaving open more questions than it answered.
A company for development of projects for the automation of work in industry, in particular in the oil and gas sector, has been created in Kazakhstan, the press service of the KazMunayGas Kazakh national oil and gas company said.
Head of Iranian expert team of nuclear negotiations Hamid Baeedinejad elaborated on what has made complicated the nuclear talks on drafting the text of the comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed here on Thursday that the two countries will align their development strategies in pursuit of common prosperity, Kazinform refers to Xinhua."We are ready to align the (China-proposed) Silk Road Economic Belt initiative to Kazakhstan's new economic policy of the Bright Road, so as to achieve common development and prosperity on the basis of equality and reciprocity," Xi said during the talks.
Following the UK Conservatives' victory in Thursday's general elections, Prime Minister David Cameron will have to keep his promise to call a referendum on the country's EU membership, and the immigration policy is likely to be tightened, Lithuanian political scientists say.
Bulgarian Parliament’s energy committee chairperson Delyan Dobrev met with officials from ExxonMobil to invite the company to bid on the two Black Sea offshore exploration licences made available by the Cabinet, according to a statement by Bulgaria’s ruling party GERB on May 5.
Russia’s current economic, foreign affairs and international image problems will not only impact relations with the West, but also its position vis-à-vis China and other important players around the world. Both the ongoing economic recession and the diminishing general trust in oral or written assurances by Russia’s leadership has effects beyond Russia-EU cooperation. Because of its erratic political behavior, clear breach of international law and low economic performance, and in light of continuing Western sanctions, Russia is becoming a more risky and less solvent partner, not just for Western partners but for everybody. This trend could continue, if not increase, over the coming years, and that could limit Russia’s growth prospects and further diminish its relative weight.
Kazakhstan’s ties with China have been growing exponentially ever since the two countries formed diplomatic relations in 1992. Today, bilateral relations between the two neighbours are flourishing. Whether in trade, commerce or diplomacy, Kazakhstan and China are key strategic partners.
Russian authorities recently threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile-defense system. This was obviously an outrageous threat against a country that has no intention of attacking Russia. But it also reflects a more fundamental factor in the Kremlin’s foreign policy: desperation to maintain Russia’s strategic influence at a time of unprecedented challenges to its authority.
President Barack Obama nominated General Joe Dunform as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and General Paul Selva as Vice Chairman during a brief ceremony at the White House.
The head of Taiwan's ruling party, Eric Chu, has concluded a trip to mainland China. Analyst Alan Romberg talks to DW about the significance of Chu's China visit and its implications for cross-Strait relations.