Tag Archives: NATO

febrero 19

Somalia on the Med

Somalia on the Med http://t.co/Zw1NqwVnCf — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) February 19, 2015

abril 22

Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say

Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say (2014) http://t.co/taYLtjnHjU vía @joshrogin — GReHA (@HistoriaActual) February 21, 2015

septiembre 28

Chinese firm under U.S. sanctions wins Turkish missile deal

China HQ-9 (or export version FD-2000) anti-aircraft missile system Chinese firm under U.S. sanctions wins Turkish missile deal By Ece Toksabay (Istanbul), Reuters, Sep 27, 2013 (Reuters) – NATO member Turkey has chosen a Chinese defense firm hit by U.S. sanctions to co-produce a $4 billion long-range air and missile defense system, rejecting rival bids from Russian, […]

Accession to the EU: Serbia should ‘’Icelandize’’ its European policy

Accession to the EU: Serbia should ‘’Icelandize’’ its European policy IBNA INTERVIEW – Živadin Jovanović, former Yugoslav Foreign Minister By Miloš Mitrović – Belgrade “After the European Union Council had announced the start of the accession negotiations with Serbia, the statements by the EU representatives in this regard were mainly general. They said that the […]

Vali Nasr: Obama and the Middle East

  Read about this book in: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In Spanish: «EEUU: exfuncionario revela enfrentamientos en gobierno por guerra en Afganistán» In conversation with Vali Nasr Mamdouh Al-Muhaini, Asharq Al-Awsat, July 3, 2013 Scholar and former diplomat says Obama is wrong to neglect the Middle East, and his foreign policy […]

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) transits the Suez Canal.- Navy Live Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war? James Stavridis, Foreign Policy, July 19, 2013 This is not a new crisis. The Greek poet Constantine Cavafy lived and wrote in Egypt a […]

A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation?

© Vladimir Astapkovich, RIA Novosti A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation? SUSLOV, Dmitry, Valdai, 09/07/2013 The idea that Russia and the United States should work together to combat international terrorism is not new, and has already become a banality. But experience confirms time and time again that this cooperation is a must. The latest […]

Secret Syria War Plan To Balkanize Syria And Turkey

US – Russian Relations deteriorating as Kuwaiti Whistle Blower Discloses Secret Syria War-Plan Excerpt from the original article published by nsnbc ìnternational last March 12, 2013 (…) Faisal al-Hamad has, according to the German, independent media Die Evidenz, stated, that a separate and secret agreement had been signed at the sidelines of the Friends of […]

Europe’ s Blinkered Russian Policy

Europe’ s Blinkered Russian Policy by: Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe,  June 3, 2013 How blind the EU can be. Despite worrying changes in Russia and Eastern Europe over the last six months, the EU’s policy toward both regions remains the same. If the EU took its foreign relations seriously, the two developments should jolt it into adopting a very […]

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer?

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer? By Azad Garibov, JTW-USAK, May 28, 2013 For more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan has been the point of reference for U.S. policy toward Central Asia. American military bases in the region and the region’s role in facilitating the supply […]

B61 nuclear bombs in Turkey

B61 nuclear bombs in storage Turkey’s Future (American) Nuclear Weapon Posted on November 22, 2012 by aaronstein1 If everything goes to plan, Turkey will receive the United States’ newest nuclear weapon in 2019. Turkey currently hosts between 60 and 70 B61 gravity bombs at Incirlik air force base. During the Cold War, Turkish aircraft were on full nuclear alert […]

What’s behind the conflict on the Korean Peninsula?

South Korean soldiers stand guard in fog at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea (AFP Photo / Jung Yeon-Je) What’s behind the conflict on the Korean Peninsula? Alexei Fenenko, Valdai, April 19, 2013 This spring has been marked by an unprecedented escalation of tensions on the Korean […]

Iraqi Kurds urge US neutrality in oil dispute

«Oil and Gas – Riches and Risks of Iraq’s Kurdish Autonomy», by Aygul Taghiyeva, August 7, 2012 Iraqi Kurds urge US neutrality in oil dispute Desmond Butler, The Associated Press,  April 12, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq’s northern Kurdish region is pressing the Obama administration to remain neutral in a sensitive dispute with the Iraqi central […]

Turkish-US Ties Gain New Depth

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leans over to clasp Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s hand at the end of a news conference at Ankara Palace in Ankara, Turkey, March 1, 2013. / AP PHOTO Turkish-US Ties Gain New Depth Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse Posted on April 12 There was much speculation in February that […]

Russian Troops To Afghanistan?

Russian Troops To Afghanistan? Kremlin Confirms The Rumor The Inquisitr, April 1, 2013 “Russian troops to Afghanistan?” is the latest rumor being spread over the internet. But now the Russian Kremlin is confirming the truth of these rumors, saying they are sending Russian troops to Afghanistan to establish maintenance bases after NATO winds down operations […]

The Messages Of Russia’s Military Exercise In The Black Sea

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a military exercise in Anapa, a Russian Black Sea resort. Read also: China and Russia conduct ‘surprise’ military exercises The Messages Of Russia’s Military Exercise In The Black Sea – Analysis By Habibe Özdal, Journal of Turkish Weekly, April 1, 2013 Putin, Russia’s president, ordered for a military exercise in the Black […]

Are The U.S. And Russia Fueling Tension Between Uzbekistan And Its Neighbors?

An Uzbek sentry observes the border area in Termez, a city at Uzbekistan adjacent with Afghanistan Are The U.S. And Russia Fueling Tension Between Uzbekistan And Its Neighbors? Joshua Kucera, The Bug Pit / Eurasianet , March 26, 2013 The U.S.’s growing military ties with Uzbekistan may be a strategic necessity, given the importance of the […]

The drone mania

When the Whole World Has Drones The precedents the U.S. has set for robotic warfare may have fearsome consequences as other countries catch up This article appeared in print as Standard Deviation Kristin Roberts, National Journal, 22 March, 2013 [An interview with the author] A slim aircraft glided through Israeli airspace, maintaining low altitude and taking a […]

Work with Moscow in Central Asia

A scene from «Baikonur» (2011), the movie (dir. Veit Helmer) Work with Moscow in Central Asia Jeffrey Mankoff March 21, 2013 When Uzbek security forces killed hundreds of protestors in the city of Andijon in May 2005, both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a bipartisan group of senators called for an international investigation, while […]

Kurdish Leader: End Armed Struggle

Abdullah Öcalan announced his wish for PKK to lay down arms in his letter to Diyarbakir during Nowruz celebrations. Kurdish Leader: End Armed Struggle Ross Wilson, Atlantic Council, March 21, 2013 Turkey’s long-time nemesis Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the so-called Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), delivered an historic message on the March 21 Nowruz holiday that marks […]