October 2017

Germany’s Southern Сorridor to Greater Eurasia: Away from Warsaw towards Damascus


By Nora Topor Kalinskij, Foreign Policy Analyst, Assistant researcher, Forum on Geopolitics, University of Cambridge

When debating against Martin Schulz during the recent German elections campaign, Angela Merkel stated that Muslims are an integral part of German society. At first glance, this statement appears to be exclusively relevant to German domestic politics.

Central Asia a crucial partner in promoting nuclear safety, says leading expert

Eddie Maier, deputy head of unit at the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development’s Instrument for Stability and Nuclear Safety, discussed nuclear safety and the regional projects and activities of the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) in Central Asia in a recent interview with The Astana Times.

Moldovan foreign minister meets with Italian counterpart

In the margins of the Mediterranean Conference of the Organization for Security and Co – operation in Europe, which is being held these days in Palermo. Deputy Prime Minister, Andrei Galbur, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, met with Italian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Angelino Alfano, today, the MAEIE’s public diplomacy, strategic communication and media interaction service has reported.

The play of one political weather vane


By Kim Stern

A new president was elected in Kyrgyzstan. Sooronbai Jeenbekov will officially take office on December 1, putting a trait under the six-year rule, perhaps the most ambiguous leader of the republic. Almazbek Atambaev's rule will be remembered not by economic or political achievements of Kyrgyzstan, which, alas, was very little, but by extremely odious behavior and scandalous statements that actually made Kyrgyzstan a pariah state in the post-Soviet space.