Economy and Security

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 06:53
“There is a limited amount of money available and there are some very big problems that threaten US security and citizens of US in a serious way,” he said. “I would not interpret it that Azerbaijan, or Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not a priority for the US anymore. I would say there are bigger problems toward US itself and limited amount of money.”
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:53
It is important to remember that the Arab Spring protests were driven by economic grievances. The revolution’s fundamental goals included not just political freedom — which in Tunisia has been mostly, if tentatively, achieved — but also an end to economic domination by sclerotic bureaucracies and well-connected elites.
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:39
As the White House announced earlier today, the United States is partnering with the Government of Kenya to host the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). This year’s Summit in Kenya will have an overarching focus on generating new investments in entrepreneurs, particularly women and young entrepreneurs.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 06:43
Russia is disappointed in the unwillingness of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to cooperate with its collective security bloc, and considers Iran to be a model those countries could follow, a senior Russian security official has said.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:07
Central Asian governments have faced some difficult choices in responding to Russian revanchism.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 06:55
The futures of Turkmenistan and Pakistan are linked in terms of energy security, for diversification on their part and demand on ours; and supporting stability in Afghanistan to enable gas and oil pipelines, electricity transmission, and trade.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:35
Central Asia is not the sole determining factor in the development of Russia’s current and future relations with China and India. Yet the immense geopolitical value Central Asia presents for these three powers means that a competitive relationship regarding Central Asia is likely to be a thorn in the side of truly healthy relations. As such, it appears that it will be unlikely that Russia will make a full-fledged “re-orientation” or “pivot” toward Asia in the form of a definitive strategic triangle with two of Asia’s great powers, China and India.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 23:37
Azerbaijan is getting more and more independent from the pressure of oil prices. “At the same time, a lot has been done in implementing major infrastructure projects, with assistance from international financial institutions in particular EBRD and others,” President Aliyev noted.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 23:15
Obama praised Kazakhstan’s efforts in strengthening international security and expressed his hope that the Kazakh President will continue to actively contribute to finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine, the Akorda added.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 07:09
With less than a month to go before its national elections, Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon.