EU calls for Afghanistan ceasefire as US defence secretary visits Kabul

By |oktober 21st, 2019|Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, Federica Mogherini, Mark Esper, News|

EU officials called Sunday (21 October) for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defense secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul.

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Trump fires foreign policy hawk Bolton, citing strong disagreements

By |september 11th, 2019|Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Nato, News, North Korea, Russia, Talibans, transatlantic relations, Venezuela|

US President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.

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US to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close 5 bases

By |september 3rd, 2019|Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Ashraf Ghani, Donald Trump, Islamic State, Nato, News, Talibans, terrorism, United States, Zalmay Khalizad|

The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief US negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Monday (2 September).

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Central Asia ministerial welcomes the EU’s new strategy for the region

By |julij 8th, 2019|Afghanistan, Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, EU strategy for Central Asia, Federica Mogherini, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, regional cooperation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|

Gathered in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday (7 July), the Foreign Ministers of the five Central Asian countries welcomed the new EU Strategy on Central Asia recently adopted by the EU.

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Trump boasts ‘economic miracle’ in State of the Union speech

By |februar 6th, 2019|Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Mexico, News, Russia, transatlantic relations, US elections|

President Donald Trump vowed in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday (5 February) to build a border wall, which is a source of a deep partisan divide, and said Democratic attempts at “ridiculous partisan investigations” could damage US prosperity.

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Russia plays power broker as US-Taliban talks gather steam

By |februar 1st, 2019|Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, News, Russia, Talibans, USA|

Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday (5 February), Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a US official called an attempt to “muddle” the US-backed peace process.

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Defense Secretary Mattis resigns, Trump ends year in chaos

By |december 21st, 2018|Afghanistan, Donald Trump, James Mattis, News, Syrian war, transatlantic relations|

Trump’s presidency has lurched from crisis to crisis since he took office less than two years ago, but Thursday (20 December) was a landmark day of chaos that appeared to test the resolve of even senior Republican backers in Washington.

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A US-Russia-China-EU summit? EU is interested

By |december 6th, 2018|Afghanistan, Astana process, Caspian Sea, Central Asia, China, Federica Mogherini, human rights, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russia, Uighurs, United Nations, United States, Xinjiang, Yerzhan Ashikbayev|

The EU is taking seriously the idea expressed recently by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev for holding a four-way summit to defuse global tensions, an EU diplomat told an audience on Tuesday (4 December).

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Afghan president names team for Taliban peace talks, EU to act as ‘guarantor’

By |november 29th, 2018|Afghanistan, António Guterres, Ashraf Ghani, Federica Mogherini, News, Talibans, terrorism, United Nations|

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday (28 November) announced in Geneva a 12-person team for prospective peace talks with the Taliban, as his government pledged unwavering commitment to resolve the conflict despite persistent bloodshed.

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Brussels ministerial paves the way to launching EU Central Asia strategy

By |november 24th, 2018|Afghanistan, anti-terrorism, Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, China, Federica Mogherini, human rights, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Islamic State, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Paris Agreement, regional cooperation, rule of law, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, US, Uzbekistan, water management|

A meeting between the EU and the foreign ministers of the five countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) took place in Brussels on Friday (23 November). The EU is expected to define its strategy with this ...

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