The highly contentious relationship that has evolved between Turkey and the United States over their different approaches to the situation in Syria has led to serious questions as to whether the partnership can survive. While the points of disagreement between Turkey and the United States are real and important, this should not lead us to overlook the comprehensive relationship with historical common interests.
Monday, March 12, 2018
By Stephen Blank
Montenegro’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) last year, the European Union’s announcement that it will resume enlargement before 2025 to include at least one Balkan state, Serbia’s evident oscillation between East and West, as well as recent progress on resolving the Greco-Macedonian name dispute have apparently all impelled Russia to intensify its attacks upon Western policy in Southeastern Europe.
At a meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the candidacy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the chairmanship of the Special Session of the WTO Council for Trade in Services has been approved.
By Mike Woods
The European Union published the first draft of a separation treaty with Britain on Wednesday. While open to debate, the draft includes controversial proposals for the Irish border that could trouble already fraught Brexit negotiations.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó expressed Hungary’s firm support for the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme, including Moldova, in talks with senior Moldovan officials in Chisinau.
Exclusive interview of the professor International Black Sea University, Director of the International Studies Center (Tbilisi) Mr. Nika Chitadze