Vladimir Yevseyev

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Experts on US-Kazakh ties

The upper chamber of the Kazakh Parliament voted on Thursday in favour of the Russian-Kazakh agreement on establishing a joint missile defense system. According to lawmakers, the aim of the missile shield is to protect the two states from a possible US attack.

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Vladimir Yevseyev: “Russia will face hard times”

Vladimir Yevseyev, the head of the Caucasus Department at the CIS Countries Institute, says that Russia will face hard times in the future. The USA will continue to weaken in the international arena, and in the end Western hegemony will collapse.

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Iran's nuclear future: between optimism and pessimism

On the eve of the next round of talks between the six international mediators and Iran on the country's nuclear program to be held in Vienna from May 13-15, leading experts on Iran have gathered in Moscow to sum up the recent developments in the Iranian nuclear issue and outline the prospects for completion of this process, including Vladimir Sazhin and head of the Caucasus Department of the CIS Institute Vladimir Yevseyev. While Sazhin took an optimistic and pessimistic view, Yevseev for the future of Iran's nuclear program.A senior researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies, an expert on Iran Vladimir Sazhin noted that the IAEA has no current grievances with Iran and that the United States is doing its part in the arrangements by unfreezing $400 to $500 million and ignoring the easing of sanctions. The expert believes that "the West wants to make Iran feel that there is a possibility for further agreements."Sazhin also said that now there is a need to develop a mechanism for the full lifting of sanctions. He believes that every side in the conflict is interested in its settlement.The expert added that Iran is not yet ready to compete with Russia in the oil and gas sector.Vladimir Yevseyev said that he remains unconvinced about a positive outcome of a settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. "The United States is trying to play the the Islamic republic [against Russia], while the reasons for which the United States has put pressure on Iran have not been eliminated. There are no actual reasons for these countries to become closer, since the Syrian problem is still present and the situation of Iran in the region is not improving," Yevseyev said.On the eve of the next round of talks between the six international mediators and Iran on the country's nuclear program to be held in Vienna from May 13-15, leading experts on Iran have gathered in Moscow

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Geneva-3: to be continued, but not soon

The history of the almost year-long International Peace Conference on a Syrian settlement, which received the name Geneva -2, came to an end when UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon spoke about the launch of the new Geneva-3 conference. "The Geneva -2 Conference did not produce many prospects, and we are now working hard on the Geneva- 3 meeting. This will require the support of key actors such as the U.S. and Russia - they must influence all the parties to come to those negotiations with an honest and constructive spirit," Ban said. 

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Vladimir Yevseyev: “Erdogan should reduce contacts with the USA”

Vladimir Yevseyev, Director of the Center for Socio-Political Studies, thinks that the foreign policy of Recep  Erdogan needs corrected. The expert believes that corruption scandals in Turkey and the events of Tahrir Square were initiated by the USA to make the Turkish Premier controllable.

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US expels Syrian diplomats

This week the United States expelled Syrian diplomats from the country. According to the US authorities, it would be unacceptable for people appointed by Bashar Assad to continue their mission in the US.

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US President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation on Sunday-Monday night that America will not recognize the Crimean referendum results. France, UK, Italy, Canada, Japan, Turkey and Georgia expressed a similar attitude towards the process. Vladimir Yevseyev, Director of the Center for Socio-Political Studies, believes that the international reaction does not necessarily mean political isolation. On the contrary, says the expert, the position of the West will only make Russia stronger and weaken the political positions of the USA.

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Baku is hosting a round-table conference entitled “Geopolitics of the Caspian-Black Sea Region: security problems” today. The talks were organized by the office for development of information and science ties with countries of the Caucasus of the North-South Center for Political Analysis in Baku, Vestnik Kavkaza and Trend.

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Baku to host talks on Caspian-Black Sea Region security

The Park Inn Hotel in Baku will host a round-table conference entitled “Geopolitics of the Caspian-Black Sea Region: security problems” at 10.00AM – 12.00PM on March 4. The talks were organized by the office for development of information and science ties with countries of the Caucasus of the North-South Center for Political Analysis in Baku, Vestnik Kavkaza and Trend.

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Vladimir Yevseyev: “The issue of the Caspian Sea won’t be solved soon”

Vladimir Yevseyev, Director of the Center for Socio-Political Studies, Scientific Secretary of the RAS Coordination Council for Forecasts, thinks that the the unsettled nuclear problem influences the problem of the Caspian status. According to the expert, in the near future the Caspian states won’t agree on settlement of the problem.

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