January 2018

NATO Secretary General welcomes deepening cooperation with Sweden


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Sweden’s important contributions to the Alliance at the Folk och Försvar Security Conference in Sälen on Sunday (14 January 2018). In a keynote speech, the Secretary General outlined NATO’s adaptation to a challenging security environment. He stressed the importance of the close cooperation with Nordic partners like Sweden helps to strengthen security in the region.

Expert on agenda of Nazarbayev-Trump talks at the White House


Sanat Kushkumbayev, Deputy Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS), shared what problems will be raised  during President Nursultan Nazarbayev and U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House. According to the expert, the key goal is to propel Kazakhstan-U.S. cooperation to the level of expanded strategic partnership.

To finance the energy transition, EU leaders must restore their ambition

By Stephanie Pfeifer

The investment case for low-carbon energy is strong: increased economic growth and jobs, reduced transition risks, and the most cost-effective pathway to realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. Why, then, are EU energy ministers so reluctant to provide the legislative framework required to shift the trillions? writes Stephanie Pfeifer.

Country after the fourth president

By Alina Kantor

Generation NEXT of political beau monde of Kyrgyzstan are young top-managers from the state, and headed by the youngest in the post-Soviet space head of the government - 40-year-old Sapar Isakov. If today in Kyrgyzstan held a contest: "The most failed politician of the country," Prime Minister Sapar Isakov would certainly take first place. Such a number of unsuccessful projects for the country do not seem to have a history of any high-level Kyrgyz officials. However, all these failures for the country turn out to be a significant profit for the very prime minister S. Isakov. In one of the first big interviews at the post of prime minister, S. Isakov admitted that he was "very happy and very rich man.”