Asian countries can unite against protectionism through Boao Forum

By Shu Meng & Wu Shicun

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference 2013 closes Monday. The theme of this year's BFA is "Asia Seeking Development for All: Restructuring, Responsibility and Cooperation." Given that economic recovery was not steady in 2012 and the outlook in 2013 is still not optimistic, all Asian countries have to search for common interests, transcend differences and seek common development.  READ MORE

Nazarbayev has once again called upon to reform the world monetary system

In China, held the 12th session of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). READ MORE

Kerry’s First Visit to Asia: Where Is the Pivot?


By Dean Cheng

While testifying before Congress regarding his nomination to be Secretary of State, then-Senator John Kerry indicated that he was uncomfortable with the Administration’s “pivot to Asia” and indicated that, in his view, this was neither necessary nor wise. READ MORE

Why Pakistan's nuclear bombs are a threat


Pakistan's controversial nuclear scientist A. Q. Khan - who allegedly transferred nuclear technology to North Korea - and his nuclear rhetoric still resonate with ordinary Pakistanis and Islamists alike. READ MORE

Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov Conducts Shuttle Diplomacy in Central Asia

By Richard Weitz

Kazakhstan’s mediation role in Iran, which resumes today, is not unique. Astana has striven to resolve conflicts throughout its Eurasian neighborhood.  To this end, at the end of March, Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov visited Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to engage in some shuttle diplomacy to help settle their differences over Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Dam project. READ MORE

Lavrov: Turkmenistan and Russia interested in early Caspian summit

Following talks with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the two countries are interested in attending an early Caspian summit. READ MORE

Redefining the relevance of Europe in an Asian age

By Arayik Sargsyan

With China’s sights set firmly on taking over from the United States as the world’s largest economy in the next decade, Europe’s engagement with China is critical during this transition phase for a number of reasons, write Javier Solana and Kevin Rudd. READ MORE

Kazakh Defence Minister meets with NATO Special Representative for Caucasus and Central Asia

Kazakhstan's Defence Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov met with the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the NATO for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai and a new NATO officer on interaction with Central Asia Alexander Vinnikov. READ MORE

Revising the concept of Eurasia

By Dmitri Trenin

In Russia, Eurasia is usually assumed to mean the post-Soviet space. The integration project Moscow has been actively promoting over the past four years is even called the Eurasian Union. However, the interpretation of Eurasia as the territory of the former Russian Empire and the Soviet Union is now outdated. READ MORE

GEOPOLITICS of China Threatens with Ecologic Disaster

By Arthur Dunn

The processes of the establishment of the Common Economic Space in Eurasia dictates the member-states the need of joint efforts to protect territorial and economic interests of each other. The case is about protection of the states interests in terms of joint use of water resources. Today Russia and Kazakhstan have to face the prospect of deficit of water, which is supplied from transboundary with China rivers. READ MORE