The Hundred Years’ German War

By Victor Davis Hanson

Germany’s dominance was won by national character, not arms or handouts. READ MORE

Russian ambassador has 'doubts about EU's future'


Russian ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin expressed 'doubts' about the European Union's future and warned of the bloc's economic weakness. His comments came in a wide-ranging discussion on the future of Russia and the EU. READ MORE

Are Russia and Europe Ready for a New Pacific World Order?


By Maksym Khylko

The U.S. intensify the process of New Pacific World Order shaping, where Europe and Russia are not considered to be key players. Are Russia and Europe ready to assert their rights to leading roles in the future world order? READ MORE

Grigol Vashadze: We are Concerned with the Plans of Moscow to Rebuild the USSR

By Konstantin Ameliushkin

“We are highly concerned about the plans of Moscow to rebuild the Soviet Union”, - declared the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze during the interview for DELFI. He has also assessed positively the Chairmanship of Lithuania in the OSCE. According to him, the issues of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have little progress, but it is not yet possible to solve them fundamentally. READ MORE

Kazakhstan ready to continue strengthening OSCE's role, FM declares

Kazakhstan delegation led by Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov attends the 18th session of the OSCE Ministerial in Vilnius, Lithuania, on December 6-7. The meeting reviews the progress achieved in 2011 and seeks to identify further steps in strengthening the organisation's role in the international arena. READ MORE

Vilnius Ministerial Council concludes with decisions to strengthen responses to conflicts and transnational threats, engagement with Afghanistan and other Partner countries


The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis, highlighted the progress achieved at the Vilnius Ministerial Council and urged the 56 OSCE participating States to build on the decisions taken and address the challenges raised at the meeting, which concluded today. READ MORE

The Polish-German Tandem

By Andrzej Turkowski

On November 8, the Polish and German foreign ministers, Radoslaw Sikorski and Guido Westerwelle, issued a joint letter to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and representatives of other member states calling on the EU to revamp its relationship with Russia. While hard to imagine just a few years ago, the joint penning of the letter represents a milestone in the two countries’ common policy toward Moscow. READ MORE

Russian-Georgian Compromise Finally Permits Russia’s WTO Membership


By Richard Rousseau

The last remaining hurdle to Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) now appears to have been cleared, as Russia’s chief WTO negotiator, Maxim Medvedekov, announced on November 3 that Moscow has accepted a last-minute membership compromise. Thus, Russia has taken another significant step away from the closed, Soviet type centrally planned economy and toward full integration into the international community. READ MORE

Osce Ministerial Council Opens With Call To Address Transnational Threats, Protracted Conflicts, Strengthen Engagement With Partners

Ensuring security in the OSCE region requires further efforts to tackle transnational threats, prevent and resolve conflicts, and engage meaningfully with partners in the Mediterranean and Asia, foreign ministers of the 56 OSCE participating States heard at the start of the 18th OSCE Ministerial Council in Vilnius today. In the meeting, Ministers discussed the need to reinforce the OSCE's efforts in all of these areas, with a view to realizing the common vision of a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security community. READ MORE

“Third World War” of Terrorists

By Robert Nakarada

Lately in Europe a mutual terroristic threat has been growing from the side of Western and Muslim cultures. READ MORE