The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and China-Central Asia military cooperation

The Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan officially became members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the SCO summit that took place on 8-9 June 2017 in Astana. According to the heads of state present at the meeting, full membership of the two countries will facilitate the development of the OrganizationContinue reading “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and China-Central Asia military cooperation”

Oil price and management of the ruble’s influence from Moscow perspective

The Russian Federation wants its national currency to no longer act like a petrocurrency (national currency of a producing oil country which fluctuates directly proportional to the price of oil). On 5 June 2017, Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev declared that, as a result of the operations implemented by the Finance Ministry, the dependency ofContinue reading “Oil price and management of the ruble’s influence from Moscow perspective”

Prețul petrolului și gestionarea influenței asupra rublei din perspectiva Moscovei

Federația Rusă urmărește ca moneda națională să nu mai aibă comportamentul de petrocurrency, monedă a unei țări producătoare de petrol care fluctuează direct proporțional cu prețul acestuia. În data de 5 iunie 2017, ministrul adjunct al finanțelor, Vladimir Kolychev, a declarat că, în urma operațiunilor implementate de Ministerul de Finanțe, s-a înregistrat o descreștere graduală a dependenței monedei naționale față deContinue reading “Prețul petrolului și gestionarea influenței asupra rublei din perspectiva Moscovei”

The conflict between Kurds and the Turkish government is experiencing new developments

Tensions between the Kurdish population and the Ankara government continue to cause incidents even after more than 33 years since the Kurdistan Workers’ Party began the armed resistance in Turkey. After the ceasefire  between Turkey and the PKK, more than 2,000 people died in the clashes between Turkish security forces and party supporters. The coupContinue reading “The conflict between Kurds and the Turkish government is experiencing new developments”

Recent evolutions regarding the economic relations between Europe and Central Asia

On June 19, 2017, The Council of the European Union adopted the conclusions of the European Union Strategy for Central Asia, 10 years after the first strategy was signed. Thus, the Council of the European Union, through the official delegates of its member states, recognizes the importance of this region’s states as partners of theContinue reading “Recent evolutions regarding the economic relations between Europe and Central Asia”

Turkmenistan to host the 5th edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Marius GEORGESCU In September 2017 the 5th edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. According to the organizers, the Olympic Complex in which the Games will take place encompasses 30 buildings, 15 of them consist of sports facilities like the main arena, taekwondo and dancesport arena, aquatics centre, indoorContinue reading “Turkmenistan to host the 5th edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games”

Ashgabat hosts the XXII International Exhibition and Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan-2017» in November

The Turkmen Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources will organize, along with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan and Turkmennebit State Concern (a state oil company), the XXII International Exhibition and Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan-2017». The event will be held on 2-4 November 2017 in Ashgabat, the capitalContinue reading “Ashgabat hosts the XXII International Exhibition and Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan-2017» in November”