The news about Russia’s unilateral termination of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe caused confusion among Western nations. This step triggered discontent among not only foreign countries, but also internally among opposition groups. As it has been clarified by a number of articles and news from the mass media, the majority is not aware of the essence of this agreement.
In general, what is the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe? Oxumağa davam et Why does not Russia terminate the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe?
Dr. Giedrius Česnakas, is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy at Vytautas Magnus University
Fuad Shahbazov (FS): Russia has become a strong headache for the North Atlantic Alliance once again, how would you estimate the current relationship between Russia and NATO?
Giedrius Česnakas (GČ): From my perspective, Russia, with its aggressive actions missed an opportunity to become normal regional power, to become a reliable partner of the West against raising China, which form my perspective, is the greatest threat to Russia. Being partner and not an adversary of NATO Russia could “soften” NATO, and make much more impact that it does today. While Russia was cooperating with NATO, threat from Moscow in NATO was perceived as a delusion of the Baltic States. Before the occupation and annexation of Crimea, NATO was losing itself, it was not sure about its role and causes of existence. After Russia’s aggression NATO found the basis for its existence once again, found reassurance in its role, and started to make its military presence in the states that joined after 1999 more noticeable.
It would seem that possibilities for deep cooperation between NATO and Russia are lost for a very long time, however, mutual fight against terrorism could lead to some cooperation, but it would not be deep. Oxumağa davam et Q&A with Giedrius Česnakas: Russia, and the West
The Ukrainian crisis became very serious test for the Russian-NATO relations. The history of modern relationship of Russia and NATO was always characterized by various dynamics, periods of rise and recession of activity of bilateral ties. While taking all latest events into consideration, it is harder to imagine that semi centennial opposition can be disappear so easily when more than a half citizens of Russia and NATO countries continue to consider each other as geopolitical enemies. The relations between the Russian Federation and NATO play a key role in global safety issues. 
However current process significantly changed a global political context. So, first of all, NATO made the decision to stop civil and military cooperation with the Russian Federation due to the Ukrainian crisis. At the beginning of May it was declared that the Alliance considers Russia as the opponent against process in the Crimea. However just before the described events, in March, 2014, the Deputy NATO Secretary GeneralAlexander Vershbow declared that the alliance “would prefer to begin building strategic partnership between Russia and NATO”.  Oxumağa davam et Future of NATO-Russia Relations
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
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
According to claims of Georgian authorities, the country is ready to provide Baku – Kars railroad for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan after 2014. Although the railway project is not completed yet, the railroad will be constructed by the time the withdrawal of troops will begin.Experts think that, it is the cheapest and easiest way for the Alliance.
Every war has a beginning and an end. The War in Afghanistan, where NATO’s armies entered in the 2001, comes to an end too ; otherwise, the western allies will have to leave the Islamic Republic after 2014. Oxumağa davam et Withdrawal from Afghanistan or “Georgian Dream”?
On 22th – 23rd of May Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy within the co-operation of Romanian Embassy in Azerbaijan and Caspian Center for Energy and Enviroment held an international conference entitled : “NATO Partnership Conference: Emerging Security Challenges: Enhancing Energy Security in the XXI century”
Conference hosted some interesting guests, speakers and different state officials. First speaker, Rector of Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, H.E. Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev welcomed all guests and participants.
First speaker was H.E Ambassador Daniel Christian Cobianu (ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan), Mr.Cobianu expressed his deeply gratitude for organizing such kind of event. Oxumağa davam et NATO Partnership Conference: “Emerging Security Challenges”