Vilnus Welcomes OSCE PA 2009

The Summer Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Vilnius, in the Seimas Building on 29 June - 3 July 2009.

In 2011, Lithuania will preside over the OSCE and will be the first Baltic State to hold the OSCE Presidency. READ MORE

Risks and Prospects

Levan Girsiashvili, Political analyst Associaction of International relations in Tbilisi

Geopolitical Games in Southern Caucasus. READ MORE

David Kramer: Obama’s Administration Can Marginalize Ukraine

By Alena Getmanchuk, “Glavred”, Washington

Last time we talked to David Kramer in November 2007. Then he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, responsible for Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus affairs, and later an Assistant Secretary of State. READ MORE

Russia-West Partnership Hurt by Moscow's Paranoia

André Budick

Russia has an ongoing fear of being encircled and slowly pushed back by the West, making it difficult for other nations to have valuable relations with Moscow. Should the West even pursue a partnership with such a paranoid regime, even though the alternative is very unpleasant? READ MORE

Steinmeier pushes for arms cuts on Moscow visit

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on a visit to Moscow urged Russian leaders not to miss an opportunity for improved ties with the US and a new deal on global nuclear disarmament. READ MORE

Expected Turn within Common European Policy in South Caucasus

By I.Bayandurlu

On may the 15th German Bundestag adopted a Resolution on the South Caucasus situation. This document stipulates for the Government definite estimating political and legal guides of political course towards the region. READ MORE

On The Eve Of OSCE Chairmanship, Lithuania And Kazakhstan Strengthen Cooperation

During his official visit in Astana (Kazakhstan) on 8 June, Lithuania‘s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vygaudas Ušackas met with Kazakhstan‘s Foreign Minister Marat Tazhin. READ MORE

St. Petersburg Forum: in search of anti-crisis solutions

By Samir Shakhbaz

Interview one of the participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum - Kairat Kelimbetov, the head of Kazakhstan’s National Welfare Fund (Samruk-Kazyna) READ MORE

Kazakhstan’s Strategic Significance

The decision by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to award Kazakhstan the chairmanship of the organization for 2010 underscores a growing recognition of the country’s regional and continental importance. Kazakhstan is a strategic linchpin in the vast Central Asian-Caspian Basin zone, a region rich in energy resources and a potential gateway for commerce and communications between Europe and Asia. READ MORE