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24.02.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

The question of Turkey’s possible integration with Europe has been under discussion for decades and is one of the most problematic issues in post-war European history. Turkey was one of the founders of the Council of Europe in 1949, has been an “associate member” of the EEC since 1964, and officially applied for EU membership on April 14, 1987, but was only granted candidate status 12 years later, at the Helsinki Summit in 1999. Following the Brussels summit of December 17, 2004, accession negotiations with Turkey began on October 3, 2005. Turkey appears to have harmonized its laws with those of the EU…

23.02.2024 Viktor Mikhin

Despite the complete subordination of Europe politically and in other areas to the aggressive hegemon of the United States, there is growing sharp discontent among a number of European politicians, scientists and experts against the submission of once independent European states and against the desire of European leaders to speak in a foreign, American language. This is evidenced, in particular…

10.02.2024 Boris Kushhov

On December 6, 2023, the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Turkish Commission on Economic Cooperation held a meeting in Ashgabat. The participants focused their attention on the prospects of Turkmen gas supplies to Turkey via Iran.  Prior to this event, Turkmenistan had expressed its intention to expand gas exports to the West during the Summit of the Organization of Turkic States, which was announced by the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who acted as an observer. Incidentally, Trans-Caspian supply routes were mentioned at that time…

07.02.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

As is well known, the Russian-Ukrainian military and political crisis began in no small measure because of NATO’s violations of the agreements previously reached with Moscow during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Treaty Organisation. In particular, the United States (whose “backyard,” as Russian President Vladimir V. Putin notes, is NATO) decided that NATO was the “backyard” of the United States. In particular, the United States (whose “backyard,” as Russian President…

02.02.2024 Viktor Mikhin

Many Western politicians are well aware of what a powerful blow the West has dealt itself by its self-serving policies and, in particular, anti-Russian sanctions and the fight against Russia, undermining its reputation among many countries around the world. Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl listed the consequences of illegal anti-Russian sanctions on the air of the Turkish TV channel TRT World. According to Kneissl, many countries, observing the sanctions against Russia, assume that it can happen to them as well. “I would say that there is a loss of trust in many institutions. And those are the main losses…

26.01.2024 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

Long-promoted Western ideas and theses are now openly rejected by the world majority. To the West’s dismay, Western countries today openly acknowledge these facts, raising fears among the leaders and their associates within the Western world minority. Many pseudo-experts and so-called Western “intellectuals” associated with the pro-NATO establishment are beginning to openly talk about ongoing processes…

22.01.2024 Boris Kushhov

On October 8, 2023, negotiations were held between representatives of the transport and railway departments of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey to discuss the details of the new Eurasian transport corridor, designed to connect China with the European Union along a new route. This project is a development of the China-Central Asia-West Asia-Europe corridor proposed as part of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013; however, it assumed a slightly different route configuration that did not affect…

02.01.2024 Aleksei Bolshakov

The term “Americanization” was first coined in Germany back in the 19th century, when American goods began to actively penetrate the German market. The German economy’s dependence on the American one goes back to the recent past, and, in particular, to the post-war years, when the American Marshall Plan allowed Western Germany to completely restore its economy, but of course not for free. It was beneficial for the United States to consolidate the capitalist order in the enfeebled country and gain full influence over it, including economic and political one. However, the United States survived both world wars relatively unscathed with minimal damage…

01.01.2024 Viktor Mikhin

The latest round of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the current carnage inflicted by Israel on all Palestinians in Gaza, will continue for some time and end in another tragedy for the Palestinians. But in the long run, all these events will lead to huge negative consequences that all the people of the Middle East, including the Israelis, will be experiencing for a long time. But while none of the parties in the world will benefit from the disaster, “European countries will particularly pay a higher price for the ongoing conflict,” notes the Iranian publication Tehran Times…

27.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

On November 28, David O’Sullivan, EU Special Envoy for Sanctions, visited Kazakhstan. He also spent November 29-30 in Tashkent, as part of a visit to Uzbekistan that took place immediately after his departure from Astana. The publicly announced purpose of the two visits was to “discuss the prospects for trade and economic cooperation with the European Union.” In fact, the envoy had a conversation with the leadership…

19.12.2023 Vladimir Terehov

Thus, the 24th “China-EU Summit” was held in Beijing on 7 December of this year, although two weeks earlier there was no absolute certainty that it would be held at all. Particularly, there was no sign of any work on a draft of a joint document, which is usually adopted at the end of such events. This reflects the increasing complexity of all aspects of China–European Union relations in recent years. Therefore, we should note at once that the fact of holding this event is practically its only positive result. Coincidentally, the same was said in the NEO regarding the results of the US-China summit held three weeks earlier in San Francisco…

11.12.2023 Viktor Mikhin

According to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), “the prospect of the EU receiving more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Egypt in the short and medium term looks unachievable due to tight gas balances and reduced imports form Israel.” Or, to put it in less academic terms, we can say that this is clearly what Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, namely that Europe, which has followed the US line and refused to buy cheap Russian gas, has caused itself and its people lasting economic, financial and political harm. Last year, for example, Egypt shipped 80 percent…