Turkmenistan’s political course is changing. After almost 15 years of isolationism under the autocratic rule of former president Saparmurat Niyazov, coupled with strong economic dependency upon Russia, Ashgabat has recently launched a “multivector” foreign and commercial policy. The latter is based on Turkmenistan's oil resources and more especially on its gas resources. Ashgabat is eager to strengthen the country’s energy ties and economic cooperation with China, Iran, the US and Europe, although Russia remains Turkmenistan’s main economic partner.
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Vergil has experienced an unexpected revival lately. Indeed, his famous «beware of Greeks bearing gifts» [Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes] has been quoted or paraphrased frequently in the international media coverage of the Greek sovereign debt crisis – mostly to underline how poisoned, alas, the gift was. But is it? The specific reasons that prompted the crisis are well-known and need no further analysis here.
In June 2008 President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan took the initiative and proposed President of Turkey Abdullah Gül to visit Yerevan. President Gül’s visit to Yerevan on 6 September 2008 was the first visit of a Turkish leader to Armenia. The formal pretext for the visit was attending the football match between the national teams for the World Cup qualifiers. Afterwards, the events have been unfolding fast.
Il vertice annuale del Gruppo degli Otto rappresenta uno degli appuntamenti più importanti del calendario internazionale. Il gruppo riunisce alcuni dei più ricchi e influenti stati del pianeta.
Uzbekistan’s ambitious foreign policy is aimed at winning back its Central Asian pivot state role. Historical, geographic, and military factors appear to pave the way for its successful attempt at gaining the status of indispensable ally of Central Asia. However, serious economic and demographic problems cripple Tashkent’s ability to bid for regional hegemony, while geopolitical disputes on water management and energy supplies complicate its relations with neighbouring states Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
While Africa in the last 20 years has been the most conflict-prone region in the world, recent trends show some positive developments in this respect. However, the improvements are resting on fragile grounds, and the permanence of regional areas of conflict suggest that it is still important to focus on the issue. This policy brief intends to assess who should keep caring about conflict in Africa, including external actors.
With the election of the new president Russia has entered a new political cycle. This time, however, with the previous president Vladimir Putin remaining on the political scene in the role of the prime minister the balance between the continuity and change in Russia remains unclear.
Nel 2004 cinque paesi membri dell’Unione europea (Italia, Francia, Spagna, Paesi Bassi e Portogallo) hanno dato vita alla Forza di gendarmeria europea, una struttura di cooperazione rafforzata tra le forze di polizia a statuto militare da impiegare nelle operazioni di crisis management nell’ambito della Politica europea di sicurezza e difesa.
The conference took place in the Auditorium della Conciliazione (Rome) in the context of COOPERA2022, the National Conference on Development Cooperation. The event was held in English without translation.
In conversation with
HEBA SALEH, Cairo Correspondent, Financial Times
The live stream will be available on June 14 at 5pm CEST