The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution under George Mason University hosted an international conference on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem on October 15. More than 40 experts from the USA, Azerbaijan and Armenia discussed possible ways of breaking the dead end in this conflict’s settlement.
Yesterday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who leads the election list of the ruling United Russia party, which will run for parliament on December 4, met with his partisans in the Moscow ‘Digital October’ High Technology Center. Prominent public figures, higher education establichments’ Chancellors, film directors and writers, as well as members of Presidential administration, participated in the meeting
The parliamentary campaigning hasn’t reached its pick yet, but plans of reforming the lower Chamber of Russian parliament have already been voiced by the “United Russia” party, that strives to retain the majority of parliamentary seats. However, oppositionists and some experts are critical of prospects and efficiency of such measures
Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, told ‘Komsomolskaya Pravda’ newspaper that he is tired of the responsibilities and burdens imposed by his position, but it is not yet time for him to retire.
The Azerbaijani government will send a delegation of representatives of the Azerbaijani business community in Dagestan to research development projects of the North Caucasus, particularly the tourism cluster, Caspian coast resorts and investment opportunities.
The Washington Post published an article by the Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, headlined "Israel does not stand alone." The author admits that both Democratic and Republican parties are expressing the idea that Israel is isolated due to the deterioration of its relations with Turkey and Egypt, but says the remarks are exaggerated. "Despite repeated Palestinian efforts to isolate us, Israel is not alone.