Archive - Dec 20, 2013


A new Cold War in the Arctic?


The Arctic is heating up, both climatically and militarily. But experts differ in their views on whether the region, with its vast shipping opportunities and energy resources, could become the site of the next Cold War. READ MORE

Lavrov In Tehran: Results And Controversy

By Anton Evstratov

Sergey Lavrov's visit to Tehran was one of the most anticipated events for Russian foreign policy in the current year . READ MORE

France to extradite Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

France's public prosecutors are to  recommend the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who was arrested in a spectacular raid on his riviera villa in July, it was announced on Thursday. READ MORE

Turkey, EU sign readmission agreement

By Rufiz Hafizoglu

A readmission agreement was signed between the EU and Turkey on Dec.16, TRT TV channel reported. READ MORE

Russian Party Proposes ‘List of Shame’ Corruption Register

A lawmaker in Russia has proposed a draft bill to parliament to create an open list of people convicted on corruption charges in an attempt to change widespread tolerance of the problem in the graft-ridden nation. READ MORE