Archive - Jul 2012


July 11th

Lithuanian-based NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence to be officially established


A Vilnius-based NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence will be established by signing official documents at the headquarters of the NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday. READ MORE

NATO nixes Syria action plan

NATO rejected Turkey’s request for the adoption of a contingency plan to include the establishment a no-fly zone over Syrian airspace, which was made during a meeting last week in Brussels after Turkey invoked Article Four of the NATO Treaty in response to Syria’s downing of a Turkish jet in international airspace. READ MORE

Common Russian - Polish proclamation to be signed in August

By Maria Nalewajko

During a visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and whole Russia in August a Common Proclamation to the Nations of Russia and Poland about the reconciliation between our nations will be signed – informed the KAI (Catholic Informative Agency) Archbishop Stanislaw Budzik. READ MORE

July 9th

Kazakhstan to play most active role in supporting reverse transit of ISAF forces from Afghanistan

Kazakhstan will play “the most active role” in supporting reverse transit of the U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, according to President Nazarbayev’s advisor for political affairs, Ermukhamet Ertysbayev. READ MORE

Deputies of European Parliament: Ukraine is Governed by Oligarchs, Their Assets should be Frozen

By Valeriia Amitina

Deputies of the European Parliament claim that Ukraine is governed by oligarchs, and according to them, it prevents the country from developing. READ MORE

Turkmenistan intends to resolve dispute with Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea through International Court of Justice

The acting Minister of Oil and Gas and Mineral Resources of Turkmenistan, Kakageldi Abdyllaev, commented on the situation around Turkmenistan’s activities at Serdar field. READ MORE

European Leaders Cling To Ideal Of Integration


By Tom Gjelten

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi (left) and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (right) during a summit of European leaders in Brussels. They reached an agreement on a growth plan for the continent, and world markets surged. READ MORE

Russia in the Islamic World

By Sergey Markedonov

Why does Russia so stubbornly support the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad? This question is frequently discussed in Western media and political circles. Many American and European analysts consider Moscow’s policy a “phantom of the Cold War” or some kind of dictatorial solidarity. But realism plays a more important role in Moscow’s reasoning than anti-American hostility. READ MORE

July 6th

NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights Chicago outcomes, praises reforms in trip to Georgia


Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General, welcomed the progress Georgia is making in democratic reforms during a two-day visit there on 26-27 June. READ MORE