Yerman Mukhtar: We don’t build walls in the steppe

By |december 3rd, 2019|Central Asia, China, European Parliament, European Union, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, regional cooperation, Russia, United States|

In a wide-ranging interview, Yerman Mukhtar, the chairman of the Kazakh parliament's committee on foreign affairs, defence and security, explains his country's foreign policy initiatives, known as 'the Three Dialogues'.

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EDA chief: We need both, strategic autonomy and defence cooperation

By |december 2nd, 2019|EU-NATO, European Defence Agency, European Defence Fund, European defence industry, Jorge Domecq, News, permanent structured cooperation, strategic autonomy, United States|

With all the new types of challenges emerging in Europe, NATO can no longer do the job on its own, which is why Europe has to step up its defence cooperation, Jorge Domecq, who heads the European Defence Agency (EDA), told EURACTIV in his end-of-term i...

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Spooked by internal feuds, NATO summit threatens to go down in disarray

By |december 2nd, 2019|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, France, NATO summit, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, United States|

NATO leaders descend on London this week to mark the Alliance's seventy years of existence and attempt to mend the widening cracks in the Western military pact. But as the celebration could easily turn into a family feud, here are a couple of issues to...

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No progress in UN talks on regulating lethal autonomous weapons

By |november 22nd, 2019|China, European Defence Fund, laws, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, News, pesco, Russia, United Nations, United States|

Attempts to regulate lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWs), often dubbed as “killer robots”, have once again ended in a stalemate as UN talks in November produced few results. Europe, meanwhile, is struggling with its role in the regulation efforts.

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US urges Europe to take back Islamic State fighters

By |november 19th, 2019|foreign fighters, Islamic State, News, terrorism, United States|

The United States on Monday (18 November) stepped up its push for European countries to repatriate and put on trial their citizens who fought for the Islamic State, launching talks with officials in Brussels.

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In new pro-Israel shift, US no longer calls settlements illegal

By |november 19th, 2019|Donald Trump, Israel, Israeli settlements, Jerusalem, Mike Pompeo, News, two-state solution, United States, West Bank|

The United States no longer believes that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are illegal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday (18 November) in the latest pro-Israel shift by Washington.

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Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

By |november 13th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Belarus, Crimea annexation, death penalty, human rights, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, United States|

Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday (12 November), as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

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Macron says Iran move signals its intent to quit nuclear agreement

By |november 6th, 2019|#jcpoa, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, News, nuclear non-proliferation, United States|

French President Emmanuel Macron said Iran had explicitly signaled its intent for the first time to quit its nuclear deal in announcing it would start injecting uranium gas at an enrichment facility. Speaking at a press conference at the end...

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Fresh victims in Iraq’s largest anti-government protests

By |november 5th, 2019|Iran, Iraq, Iraq war, Islamic State, News, Shiites, United States|

Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday (4 November), a Reuters witness said, as thousands took part in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades.

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US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

By |november 4th, 2019|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Matthew Palmer, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, United States|

Washington's envoy to the Western Balkans on Monday (4 November) criticised the EU for delaying the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying it sent a "bad message" to a region where all countries hope to join the bloc.

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