Economy and Security
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 07:44
According to the experts, Kyrgyzstan’s membership in the EEU is ambiguous with respect to security issues. In particular, political scientist Marat Shibutov thinks that an increase in weapons and drug trafficking from Afghanistan is quite possible.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:38
President Uhuru Kenyatta began his first state visit to Uganda on Saturday to a 21-gun salute and talks covering security, anti-terrorism, and growing trade between the two eastern African neighbours.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:06
After months of stops and starts, Kyrgyzstan is finally becoming a full-fledged member of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 05:56
The outcome was unexpected, but extraordinary: the World Bank agreed to extend a US$2.1 billion low-interest loan to Nigeria, for the specific purpose of rebuilding the areas in the north-east that have been worst affected by Boko Haram.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 05:04
The expected economic benefits of membership in the Eurasian Economic Union are not materializing for Armenia.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 06:57
Kazakhstan is the latest member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to adopt the accession of Kyrgyzstan to the bloc. Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a corresponding law on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:18
Africans deserve more than just cheerleading and conventional wisdom from US President Barack Obama, Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution John Page believes; he’s calling upon Washington to bolster US-African cooperation.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 05:17
NATO could get involved in protecting a potential trans-Caspian gas pipeline, which Russia strongly opposes, an alliance official has said.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 05:14
With a surprisingly proactive policy, Japan is a significant player in the region.
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:48
China and Russia have been front and center in the Central Asia conversation. But there's another notable player getting into Central Asia: Japan.