Kateqoriya arxivləri: European Politics

Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline: A Priority Gas Transit Project for Azerbaijan and the Western Balkans

Workers starting to install the first pipe of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline near Fier, Albania, September 30, 2016. Albania is also hoping to participate in the Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline. Both projects aim to diversify EU gas supplies as part of the Southern Gas Corridor (Photo Credit: New Europe)
Workers starting to install the first pipe of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline near Fier, Albania, as part of the Southern Gas Corridor. September 30, 2016 (Photo Credit: New Europe)
Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 119

The Azerbaijani State Oil Company (SOCAR) announced, on July 27, the formation of a new corporate entity that will oversee the future development of the Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) project. The proposed pipeline is designed to deliver Azerbaijani natural gas to Europe—namely to the Balkan region. According to Murad Heydarov, the head of the subsidiary SOCAR Balkan, the announced firm will be set up by the end of this year (AzerNews, Trend, July 27). Although, SOCAR is not a stakeholder in the IAP project, it acts as a technical consultant and manages the future design of the pipeline between the Albanian cities of Fier and Vlora. This project will represent the first time that SOCAR will undertake engineering services in the Western Balkans. Oxumağa davam et Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline: A Priority Gas Transit Project for Azerbaijan and the Western Balkans

Интервью Радио Свобода: Трамп решил показать зубы”. Сценарии американской операции в Сирии

Авианосец ВМФ США "Гарри Трумэн"
Авианосец ВМФ США “Гарри Трумэн”

В четверг Дональд Трамп написал в твиттере, что военная операция в Сирии в ответ на химическую атаку в городе Дума “может начаться очень скоро, либо совсем не скоро”. Накануне американский президент был более решителен, наказав России “готовиться” к ракетному удару по силам сирийского президента Башара Асада. Несмотря на эти противоречивые твиты, США и их союзники, судя по всему, продолжают готовиться к удару по Сирии. 

Чем вызвано промедление Трампа с началом атаки? Будут ли атакованы российские военные объекты в Сирии, если Асад разместит “под крылом” российских систем ПВО свою авиацию? И чем на самом деле готова ответить Москва на военную атаку США против сирийской армии? На эти вопросы в интервью Радио Свобода отвечает независимый эксперт по безопасности, автор книги “Сирия. 1946–2012” Фуад Шахбазов. Oxumağa davam et Интервью Радио Свобода: Трамп решил показать зубы”. Сценарии американской операции в Сирии

Ukrayna böhranı üçün “B” planı?

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“Rusiya dərhal Ukraynanın şərqində fəaliyyət göstərən separatçılara silah ötürməyi dayandırmalı və atəşkəs haqqında düşünməlidir”. Bu sözləri Ukrayna prezidenti Pyotr Poroşenko yanvar ayının sonlarında Davosda keçirilən Dünya İqtisadi Forumunda çıxış edərkən səsləndirib.[i] Bu bəyanatın səsləndirməsindən cəmi 2 gün əvvəl isə Donetskdə atılan raket zərbəsi ilə bir troleybus içindəki mülki vətəndaşlarla birgə məhv edilmişdi.

Yanvar ayından etibarən Ukrayna hökumət qoşunlarının münaqişəli regionlarda əks-hücum əməliyyatlarına cavab olaraq, separatçılar bölgəni ağır artilleriya qurğularından atəşə tutmuşdu. Oxumağa davam et Ukrayna böhranı üçün “B” planı?

“Mistralization” of Europe or whether sanctions will change Russia

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The EU made decision to adopt the sanctions against Russia due to its aggressive policy towards Ukraine. The Minister of economy of Germany Mr. Gabriel has decided to delay the agreement with Russia on establishment of common military training center in Mulino [Russia].

The center of military training in Mulino of the Nizhny Novgorod region had to be constructed and put into exploitation this year. It is intended to train local soldiers by hi-tech simulators. About 30 thousand soldiers could be trained in a year. Withdrawing permission to implementation of the project, Germany is crossing  beyond the sanctions concerning Russia and accepted by all the EU countries. [1] Oxumağa davam et “Mistralization” of Europe or whether sanctions will change Russia

Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli: “The territorial integrity of Ukraine must to be restored and status quo shall not be accepted.”

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                     M.r. Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli

A well-known political analyst and expert on energy diplomacy Mr.Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli has answered questions dedicated to energy relations of Russian Federation and Ukraine following the “Maidan” revolution

* When “Euro Maidan” movement started in Ukraine, it is main energy supplier – Russia suddenly declares about increasing prices of natural gas. In your judgment, is it connected with European orientation of new Ukrainian government?

Surely, increasing of gas prices, as well as all new geopolitical situation in the region are directly related with possible western orientation of Ukraine. By losing Ukraine (geopolitically), and potential EU enlargement will bring EU east borders very close to Russia, without any buffering zone between. This was interpreted by Russia, as a “necessity to intervene”. Oxumağa davam et Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli: “The territorial integrity of Ukraine must to be restored and status quo shall not be accepted.”

Kırım: Avrupa’nın Yeni Stratejisi

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Ukrayna’da başlayan “Maidan”  protestolarının kontrolden çıkmasıyla arda arda yaşanan olaylar ülkeyi dünya gündeminin merkezine konumlandırdı. Avrupa’nın birçok ülkesi tarafından yasadışı olarak kabul edilen referandum sonucu Kırım % 95’lik oran ile Rusya Federasyonu’nun yeni eyaleti haline geldi. Bu gelişmeye itiraz eden Ukrayna’nın geçici cumhurbaşkanı Turçinov ve başbakan A.Yatsenuk BM Güvenlik Konseyine bir itiraz notası gönderdi. 20 Mart tarihinde Güvenlik Konseyinde konuşma yapan Arseniy Yatsenuk Ukrayna’nın başına gelenlerin Rusya tarafından önceden planlanan bir provokasyon olduğunu, oylamanın geçersiz olduğunu dile getirdi. Ayrıca bununla da yetinmeyen devlet başkanı, Rusya’nın BM Daimi Temsilcisi Vitaliy Çurkin’i milliyetçilikle itham etti.

22 Mart tarihinde BM Genel Sekreteri Ban Ki Moon’la bir araya gelen A.Yatsenuk “Ukrayna’nın yapılan referandum sonuçlarını tanımadığını ve dünyanın bu haksızlığa en kısa zamanda gerekli cevabı vereceğini ifade etti”. Oxumağa davam et Kırım: Avrupa’nın Yeni Stratejisi

Crimea – a new strategy of G7

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On 24th -25th of May, the capital of the Netherlands will host a long-awaited meeting on nuclear security in which will be presented by 53 countries at the level of state’s leaders. But it seems that in this year the problems on nuclear security will recede into the background. On the next Monday, the leaders of G7 will hold the meeting on summit fields devoted to the events in Ukraine and further actions in relation to Russia. 

Experts on nuclear security gathered for the parallel summit on nuclear knowledge are concerned by the Crimean crisis can strike on American-Russian cooperation in this field. According to professor of Harvard University Mr. Matthew Bunn, “protection of radioactive materials is unsatisfactory today.”  Oxumağa davam et Crimea – a new strategy of G7