Approaches to Conflict Resolution in the OSCE Area (2013)

By Raimonds Rublovskis

Launched in 2012 at the initiative of the Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, the OSCE Security Days is the forum for dialogue on the current and future role of the OSCE as a security organization. Another Security Days event was dedicated to very important topic of current and new approaches to conflict resolution in the OSCE area. There are still number of mutually hurting frozen conflicts in the OSCE area which remain unresolved. Certainly, OSCE should further focus on conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution issues. Protracted conflicts in Moldova, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh have deep negative impact not only to parties involved but also for wider international community and , therefore, these conflicts should remain high on international security agenda. READ MORE

Ukraine has done everything for successful OSCE chairmanship - Viacheslav Yatsiuk

The head of the working group on ensuring Ukraine's OSCE chairmanship and the director of the political department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Viacheslav Yatsiuk, spoke in an interview with UKRINFORM about how Kyiv prepared for its chairmanship of the organization, and about the prospects and possible consequences for Ukraine from the fulfillment of a complicated international mission.  READ MORE

Examples of Europe’s double standards

By Donald Reech

OSCE/ODIHR comes as an effective tool to bring one group of countries to exert pressure on another one. READ MORE

Astana declaration adopted at OSCE Summit charts way forward

2 December 2010 - The first OSCE Summit in 11 years concluded today with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcoming the work of Heads of State and Government from the 56 OSCE participating States, saying their adoption of the Astana Commemorative Declaration reconfirmed the Organization's comprehensive approach to security based on trust and transparency. READ MORE

Iran's Near Abroad

By Haley Sweetland Edwards

Beset by global sanctions, Iran's leaders go local. READ MORE

OSCE-CICA Forum can become a permanent dialogue platform - Kazakh Sec of State-Foreign Minister

At special meeting "Security and Economic Cooperation in Eurasia in XXI Century" in Istanbul OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Kazakhstan Secretary of State - Minister of Foreign Affairs Kanat Saudabayev has suggested discussing the issue of establishing the OSCE-CICA Forum. READ MORE

Caspian region is for Europe one with a preferential treatment - analyst

News.Az interviews Dr. Friedemann Müller, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Germany). READ MORE

The Mirror of The Real Continental Cooperation

By Arthur Dunn

About the suggestions of the USA and Russia on the problems of conflict prevention and regulation within OSCE area. READ MORE

Europe Should Thank Turkey

By Levan Gelovani

Ankara tries to play a new role as an energy nod. READ MORE

Expert: Kazakhstan’s OSCE Chairmanship is due to experience gained in 18 years

The conference entitled "OSCE: Challenges of Regional Security" that was held  in Almaty was organized within the project which KazNU and KISI under the President have been carrying through for two years.  The forum participants have discussed various issues related to the OSCE activity and Kazakhstan's presidency at the Organization. Deputy Chair of the OSCE Center in Astana Jannet Kletzer told about this in an interview to Kazinform. READ MORE