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Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

The Caspian Basin has a great importance to be a home not only offshore hydro-carbon and gas researches but also conflict and proxy-military/diplomacy clashes. Caspian Basin and also Turkestan region, which cover whole territories from Chinese border through the Uzbek steps, were under control of Russian Imperial goals and continued after the Bolshevik governance until […]

Georgia tops the travel destinations for 2017 by Vogue

Georgia tops the travel destinations for 2017 by Vogue

Georgia has been named as the best travel attraction for tourists in 2017 by The Vogue Magazine. The magazine listed the hottest travel destinations of the New Year. The list was published under the name of “The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017”. According to the list, there are several natural and historical beauties all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Anti-Americanism is on the rise around the world”

“Anti-Americanism is on the rise around the world”

Mr. Ferit TEMUR who is an expert on the post-Soviet region. He is the author of two books: “20. Asrın Casusluk Şebekesi: Cambridge Beşlisi” (Cambridge Five: The Espionage Network of the XX. Century) and Yükselen Asya’da Şangay İşbirliği Örgütü: Dünü, Bugünü ve Yarını” (The Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Rising Asia: Past, Present, and Future). He […]

Turkey to end construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway until April 2017

Turkey to end construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway until April 2017

Turkey has not fulfilled its obligations on completion of the construction of railway line Baku-Tbilisi-Kars on its section. Azerbaijani sources say that Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has already postponed commissioning of the facility presumably for the end of the first quarter of 2017. “It is regrettable that Turkey has failed to finish the construction […]

Iran president: Gas export growth on agenda of Iran-Armenia talks

Iran president: Gas export growth on agenda of Iran-Armenia talks

Growth in Iranian gas export is on the agenda of Iran-Armenia talks, President Hassan Rouhani said in Yerevan. The president said gas export might intensify the industry without polluting the environment, which is very important. “In general, the governments have to provide the best conditions for businessmen of the two countries. All obstacles must be […]

Rouhani and Nazarbayev sign 5 co-op documents

Rouhani and Nazarbayev sign 5 co-op documents

Iranian and Kazakh officials signed five memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on the sidelines of a meeting between the visiting Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana. The signed documents include MOU for animal quarantine, a document for cooperation in the field of shipping in the Caspian Sea, a MoU on […]

Rethinking Russian Revolution

Rethinking Russian Revolution

Gwynne Dyer – The Korea Times “We have imagined how things would have been at that time if there was an internet and people were using social media,” said Mikhail Zygar, the creator of the biggest-ever interactive historical website. It’s called “1917: Free History”, and it’s a quietly subversive attempt to make Russians think about […]

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