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Syria peace talks in Astana : A new period starts

Syria peace talks in Astana : A new period starts

In summer, 2016 Kazakhstan competently mediated in ending political crisis related to Turkey’s downing of Russian warplane. The diplomatic efforts, intuitively made by Astana to reconcile Russia and Turkey, were made for avoiding the undesirable repercussions of the diplomatic strains between major strategic partners of Kazakhstan. Few people knew that time that Kazakhstan discreetly raised […]

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

From September till December 2016 all five Central Asian countries- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – have lived in the special historical atmosphere: one after another they have celebrated 25th anniversary of independence. A quarter of century passed since they gained independence after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Throughout this period, with […]

Syria talks to start in Kazakhstan’s capital on January 23

Syria talks to start in Kazakhstan’s capital on January 23

Talks between the Syrian Government and opposition groups will begin in Astana, Kazakhstan, on January 23, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on January 4. He also said that Russian experts are expected to arrive in Turkey on January 9-10 to discuss the forthcoming Syrian negotiations in the capital of Kazakhstan. “The negotiations will begin […]

Turkey eyes trilateral format with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Turkey eyes trilateral format with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Turkey is working to create an Azerbaijan-Turkey-Kazakhstan trilateral format, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. According to the minister, trilateral formats created by Turkey in the Caucasus and Balkan regions operate very efficiently, TRT Haber news channel reports. There are currently a number of trilateral formats, such as Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey, Azerbaijan-Turkey-Iran and Turkey-Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan, in the […]

Turkmenistan comments on limit of gas supplies to Iran

Turkmenistan comments on limit of gas supplies to Iran

Turkmenistan’s authorities have made a decision to cut the deliveries of natural gas from the Central Asian country to Iran because of the National Iranian Gas Company’s (NIGC) debts, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Starting from 2013, the National Iranian Gas Company has not taken necessary steps to pay off its debt […]

Trump and Asia

Trump and Asia

Bernard Rowan – The Korea Times I didn’t think Trump had a chance. His campaign rhetoric didn’t reveal much knowledge of global affairs. Beyond the pedestrian, it showed a demagogue hell-bent on thumping illegal immigrants and socking it to convenient enemies. However, Trump did win, and he’ll soon raise the hand as the next American […]

Russia reshapes Mideast

Russia reshapes Mideast

Arthur I. Cyr – The Korea Times Just before Christmas, a summit in Moscow brought together the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey. President Vladimir Putin of Russia orchestrated this major meeting. After the discussions, his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced significant agreement to extend a ceasefire beyond the devastated city of Aleppo, and to […]

Defense contractors deliver over 100 warplanes to Russian troops in 2016

Defense contractors deliver over 100 warplanes to Russian troops in 2016

The Russian Armed Forces have received 100 warplanes and 180 combat helicopters from the defense industry this year, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV Channel. “For the civil aviation, 30 passenger planes and 22 helicopters have been produced this year. If we speak about military aviation, the output includes […]

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Lee Sun-ho / The Korea Times At the dawn of the year 2017 it is intriguing to look back on the last century of human history to see how things have progressed since 1917, a typical common year of the snake, in contrast to 2017, the year of the rooster (the Lunar calendar again). In […]

Uzbekistan’s new president focuses on improving regional relations

Uzbekistan’s new president focuses on improving regional relations

As international attention is being focused on new foreign policy and economic priorities of the new Uzbek president, we are republishing this article by Umida Hashimova, originally published by The Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor: The fifth presidential election in the history of independent Uzbekistan on December 4 has ended with a definite win for […]

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