The Swiss Federal Council officially lifted Switzerland’s sanctions against Iran. "Given this important turning point in the 12-year nuclear dispute, the Federal Council decided on 12 August to lift the sanctions against Iran that had …
The head of a department of the CIS Countries Institute, an expert on military issues, Vladimir Yevseyev, speaking about the Turkish position regarding the Syrian crisis, noted that the Turkish authorities will be forced to adjust their foreign …
The head of a department of the CIS Countries Institute, an expert on military issues, Vladimir Yevseyev, commented on the current situation in Syria, describing the conditions in which Syrian army is fighting, and also about how the country can …
The current agreement on the closure of the Iranian nuclear dossier, the final details of which shall be agreed by the foreign ministers of Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna, would allow Iran to fully maintain its nuclear potential and use it beyond the expiration of the planned restrictions.
Following the meeting with the leaders of the six Arab States at Camp David near Washington, US President Barack Obama said the United States and Arab monarchs in the Persian Gulf – the members of the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia) are going to organize a new Summit in 2016.
Vladimir Yevseyev, director of the Social and Political Research Centre, head of the Caucasus department at the Institute of the Commonwealth of Independent States, spoke about how Israel could react to Iran being supplied with the S-300 surface-to-air missile system. On 8th April Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation, signed a decree according to which Iran can be given the surface-to-air missile system S-300. A representative of the Iranian Ministry of Defense said that the supply of this complex favours strengthening cooperation between Moscow and Tehran.
Turkish Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said today that Turkey would sell its share in the TANAP project if it gets a good offer. He added that some countries were interested in the deal. Oil analyst Seymour Aliyev told Vestnik Kavkaza that Azerbaijan – as the owner of 58% of the shares – would hardly be interested in extending its share, so as not to be compelled to increase the financing of the project, which is currently evaluated at around $10-11 billion. The analyst assures that Turkey is not planning to quit the project. Turkmenistan or Iran may be interested in it to transport gas.
Director of the Center for Public Policy Research Vladimir Yevseyev, summing up the negotiations in Lausanne between representatives of Iran and the six international mediators on issues related to Iran's nuclear program, told whether it is possible to speak of resolving of the Iranian nuclear crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended an urgent session of the FSB board. In a speech, the president urged FSB authorities to prevent attempts at infiltration of ISIS militants into Russia. He noted that citizens of CIS countries were being trained in hotspots on the territory of Syria and other countries and may be used against Russia or neighbouring states.
The head of the Caucasus department of the Institute of CIS Countries, Vladimir Yevseyev, speaks about current relations between Iran and the US. Talks between Iran and the 5+1 international mediators (the five permanent members of the UNSC and Germany), aimed at a settlement of the nuclear problem of Iran, are on the home straight.
The Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Dmitry Mezentsev, said at the opening of the 10th session of the SCO Forum in Khanty-Mansiysk, that the SCO is entering a new period of increased efficiency and quality of the entire multi-tiered system of interaction mechanisms.
The talks between the P5+1 group of international mediators and Iran on the latter's disputed nuclear program have led to some progress and more understanding, the negotiating team and representatives of Iran said.
Vladimir Yevseyev, the director of the Center for Public Policy Research, the head of the Department of the CIS Institute, talked about the impact of recent steps undertaken by NATO on the balance of power in Europe and about the consequences of this change.
Speaking about prospects of cooperation between the Caspian states, Vladimir Yevseyev, the director of the Center for Socio-Political Research, says that the West will do its best to badmouth Russian-Iranian relations.