Military

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 09:08
The minister also stressed that the matter will rest around big transit and infrastructure opportunities of Georgia that will allow NATO countries to withdraw their forces from Afghanistan via Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:53
“We are determined to reinvigorate our political dialogue including on strategic issues, such as energy security and counter terrorism,” the Secretary General said.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:51
Today we discussed how to strengthen NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation even further. We are determined to reinvigorate our political dialogue including on strategic issues, such as energy security and counter terrorism.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:22

2013 was an eventful year in the Caucasus and Central Asia, as the United States and NATO prepared to pull their military forces out of Afghanistan, Russia strengthened its military presence in the region, and tensions mounted on various fronts in the Caucasus.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:04
The visit reaffirmed U.S. support for Georgia's democratic development and territorial integrity, as well as U.S. appreciation for Georgia's sacrifices and contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:43

Egypt featured heavily in the Middle East and North Africa news cycle this past week, as Egyptians approved a new constitution and U.S. lawmakers proposed fully restoring assistance to the country. Below is a roundup of those stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around the region over the last week:

United States policy:

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:21

Events in Central Eurasian this week highlighted both the absent role of one regional security body, the CSTO, in the border clashes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and the controversy surrounding Georgia’s entry into another security body, NATO. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Top Stories from Central Asia and the South Caucasus:

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:42
Washington's deadline for Kabul to sign off on a new security pact that would pave the way for a U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan has passed. But in the hope that it is not too late, the US has embarked on a more hands-off diplomatic approach since the start of the new year.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 08:31
“The center will help fill the gap where space for personnel on the ground in Afghanistan is no longer available,” she told a Senate panel on narcotics control.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:16
President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan cooperates with NATO on counter-terrorism, and the country is grateful to the organization for supporting the reforms of its armed forces, as they are being transformed to NATO standards.

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