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FRAGILE TIES BETWEEN MOSCOW AND MINSK(12.04.2017)

Fragile ties between Moscow and Minsk

On March 9th, Kyrgyzstan hosted the all prime ministers of the EAEC (Eurasian Economic Community). The agenda of the intergovernmental council identified 14 issues.One of the key issues was the state of trade between countries. This issue was dealt with directly by all the Prime Ministers of the EAEC. According to the board of integration and macroeconomics, forecasts are not particularly positive because there is still a decline in mutual trade. Thus, the main task for this year, as noted by the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, is to do everything possible to remove all the remaining barriers between the members of the union and not to abandon trade...


COULD UKRAINE CRISIS TRIGGER A NEW COLD WAR?(23.03.2017)

Could Ukraine Crisis Trigger A New Cold War?

The US’s last presidential race winner Donald Trump’s positive messages to Russia during the election campaign, caused criticisms from his opponents but on the Russian front, it created a rarely encountered public perception in favour of an American presidential candidate. Even after Trump was elected as the president, maintaining positive statements about Russia has stregthened expectations that the relations between the US and Russia would get better. Nonetheless, Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s being recently resigned on charges of ‘some bargains’ were negotiated during a phone call with Sergey Kislyak, the ambassador of Russia to the US, before T...


IS THE TURKISH DEFENCE INDUSTRY READY FOR SHANGHAI?(29.12.2016)

Is the Turkish Defence Industry Ready for Shanghai?

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a rising star in the East. While its development has similarities with the European Union, it also has its own exclusive peculiarities. Both the People's Republic of China and Russia have experienced ideological issues and faced with border violations after World War II. After the end of Cold War however, both countries have realised that the barren rivalry between the two hurt both of them the same. With the structuring they made in 1996, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has announced themselves to the world as the Shanghai Five. The Shanghai Five emerged as a reaction to ...


REFLECTIONS OF THE CHOI SOON-SIL SCANDAL IN ASIAN COUNTRIES (24.11.2016)

Reflections of the Choi Soon-sil Scandal in Asian Countries

A bizarre scandal about the Korean President Park Geun-hye shakes the South Korean society. Choi Soon-sil, an old friend of the president, allegedly used her connection with Park to extort money from largest corporations as well as abuse of power and corruption activities.President Park Geun-hye apologized recently that she accepts a prosecution investigation into the Choi Soon-sil scandal.Most of the Asian countries are also attentively following the developments and criticizing the situation.The Times of India announced the situation in South Korea by naming the scandal as corruption allegation: “…In Friday’s (November 4th) televised apology, Park commented on the corruption al...


TOWARD A CAUCASUS WITHOUT TURKEY(17.01.2016)

Toward a Caucasus without Turkey

The jet plane crisis between Turkey and Russia has increased mobility in Caucasus and Central Asia. These developments, which we can say will be of disservice to Turkey in the medium and long term, force Turkey to develop new approaches to the region.During the last months, Russia reinforced its military base in Armenia and announced the establishment of a joint air defense system with Armenia. In their statements, Russian authorities stressed that these measures were taken not against Turkey, but against the Western alliance. They further indicated that the joint air defense system was only a beginning and that it would be expanded to other members of the Commonwealth of...


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