Energy security is the key question for any state in the modern era, especially those highly industrialized and therefore heavily dependent on cheap, reliable and consistent energy supplies. When a group of such countries form a union situation becomes even more complicated as the presence of too many players with differing interests in terms of energy supply and security makes coming to a common agreement...

For the first time after a twenty-five years long transition period in Albanian National Assembly, contiguous to a highly successful consensus performance on the approval of new justice reform legislation there is also a unique contribution towards Albanian diplomacy. Encountered with feeble executive branch diplomacy, without a clear vision and a total absence of dynamic international engagements,...

Karimov was a problematic partner for all, but still managed to serve as the chairman of SCO and to involve in the organization of such nuclear "friends” as India and Pakistan. This achievement of Karimov was mentioned by Putin as well… A president with complicated personality  New presidents in the post-Soviet area have emerged, all of them more frequently declaring multi-vector...

Оn 20 July 2016 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka approved the final version of the new Military Doctrine of Belarus. The previous version adopted in 2002 has obviously outlived its usefulness in light of the dramatic changes in the global and regional security architecture. The Russia-Ukraine hybrid conflict and a new “Cold war” contributed greatly to the development of this document....

The Balkan’s history has a heavy weight over its politics. Local politicians throughout the region are using, exploiting and abusing local history due to their purely political function and conviction. On the other hand historians turn their profession in service to a particular political party or based upon their personal interests in politics. This way politics is intertwined with history.  ...

My dear countrymen, open your years and listen!   For 138 years Montenegro has been growing at the cost of Albanian lands.  Don’t forget the history as unscrupulous acts are still emerging today. What are we going to do in case memory fails us! One time Russia swallowed our lands with the Treaty of San Stefano in March 1878 (thanks to which Montenegro doubled its territories). A few months...

Introduction The EU membership referendum that was held in the UK on June 23, 2016, resulted with 51.9% of the population voting in favor of the withdrawal from the European Union. Taking into consideration the 43 years’ long membership of the U.K. in the EU, this event is bound to bring about certain consequences for all the remaining 27 Member-States as well as for countries outside the Union. In...

The July 29 announcement by Jabhat al-Nusra on severing affiliation ties with Al Qaeda and changing its name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham came as a blessing for Qatar, which for a long time has tried to encourage the group of making such a move. Doha is interested in using the significant fighting capabilities of al-Nusra on the ground to pursue one of its foreign policy goals in the Middle East – the...

The results of the Brexit referendum means the British and their European counterparts should rebuild their lives. What does the Leave outcome promise for both the UK and EU, even their neighborhood? Ms. Aydan Karimli, an expert on political economics from London tries to bring some insight into this issue.   Interviewer: Murad Muradov     Muradov: After the Brexit vote, a sense of...

In 2005, 14-year-old Macedonia became the second EU candidate member from former Yugoslavia after Croatia. Having largely avoided the horrors of the Yugoslav Wars, led by the strongly pro-European SDSM party, and with a preamble on European integration in its very Constitution, Macedonia looked well-placed for swift EU accession. Yet, in 2016, the Macedonian case is unanimously viewed as one of the saddest...

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