Archive - Oct 2013


October 30th

Paris and London Target at Near East

An important event has taken place in the Near East policy: the US Defense Minister Chuck Hagel declared about reduction of military aid to Egypt. Washington suspends supplies of Apache helicopters to Cairo, as well as missile systems and spare parts for tanks. Individual military cooperation programs keep on operating, but the trend of taking-down of American-Egyptian partnership is evident. READ MORE

Georgian PM Scorns Elections His Candidate Won



The billionaire prime minister of Georgia should have been pleased: His candidate swept a presidential election that international observers praised on Monday as a step forward for democracy in this U.S.-aligned former Soviet republic. READ MORE

Big Plans for Greater Europe

The relevance of the concept of Greater Europe, stretching from Iceland and Norway in the north to Turkey in the south, and from Portugal in the west to Russia in the east, and the prospects for this concept becoming reality were discussed by Irina Busygina, Professor at the Moscow International Relations Institute (MGIMO) and RIAC expert, and Dmitry Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Centre in Moscow and RIAC member.


President: Turkey's security interests are paramount

Turkey's interests will be above all in the matter of creating long range missiles, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said, Anadolu agency reported on Thursday. READ MORE

FM: Azerbaijan - a reliable partner, playing an important role in enhancing of energy security

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov addressed Monday the meeting of the UN Security Council, which discussed strengthening the partnership synergy between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, said in the message of Press Service of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. READ MORE

Minister: Georgia is firmly on pro-western track

By Ewald König

If there is consensus on one thing in Georgia, it is the country’s pro-western course of European and trans-Atlantic integration, the Georgian foreign minister Maia Panjikidze told. READ MORE

October 28th

NATO-Russia Council discusses widening cooperation

NATO Defence Ministers together with their Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu, discussed ways to widen their practical cooperation and exchanged views on pressing events on the international agenda, including Syria, during a NATO-Russia Council (NRC) meeting on Wednesday (23 October 2013). “We are doing more together an ever before and counter-terrorism is a centre-piece of our cooperation,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. READ MORE

EU Gives Ukraine Deadline to Free Ex-Premier


By Katya Gorchinskaya

The European Union urged Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych to take steps to free jailed political rival Yulia Tymoshenko if he wants to seal a free-trade and political deal with the EU, setting a deadline of Nov. 18 for "a definitive move." READ MORE

The Need of New Strategies

Hydrocarbon Revolution in the USA Changes the Role of the Key Players in the Market. READ MORE

Kazakhstan's contribution to regional security marked NATO

The forum was attended by 340 parliamentarians from 28 countries. READ MORE