Turkey intervenes in the Persian Gulf conflict

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid an official visit to Qatar Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. President Erdogan arrived in Doha after meeting with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Mohammed bin Salman on July 23 in Jeddah to discuss the Qatar crisis. The visit was aimed at mitigating the diplomaticContinue reading “Turkey intervenes in the Persian Gulf conflict”

The Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China hold Joint Sea-2017

The navies of China and Russia conducted the “Joint Sea 2017” military exercises in the Baltic Sea between 21st-28th of July 2017. The welcoming ceremony took place on July 21st in the Kaliningrad area and the objective of the military exercises was to increase the cooperation between the two states on maritime security and the development of aContinue reading “The Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China hold Joint Sea-2017”

Iran unravels new missile production line

The Iranian Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday the launch of a new missile production line that can target fighter jets, drones, cruise missiles and helicopters. The inauguration ceremony took place in an undisclosed location. Sayyad 3 missile is a medium-to-long-range surface-to-air missile that has a maximum altitude of 27 km and a maximum rangeContinue reading “Iran unravels new missile production line”

Baku hosted the fourth trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan

The fourth trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan – Mevlut Çavuşoğlu, Elmar Mammadyarov and Rashid Meredov – took place on the 19th of July 2017. The event was hosted in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, and the main purpose was to highlight the necessity of cooperation between the three countries in order to reach stability in theContinue reading “Baku hosted the fourth trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan”

The President of China announced the reform of the national financial system

China’s President Xi Jinping announced the initiative to reform the country’s financial system during the National Financial Work Conference which took place on 14th and 15th of July 2017. The reform involves creating new institutions with regulatory and coordination roles, strengthening the power of People’s Bank of China and reducing the debt ratio of state-ownedContinue reading “The President of China announced the reform of the national financial system”

The French energy company Total returns to Iran

On the 3rd of July of 2017,  The French energy company Total S.A signed a contract with the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum to develop South Pars, the Iranian part of the biggest offshore gas field in the world. The 4.8 billion USD project is called South Pars 11 and it will be developed jointly with the Chinese state-ownedContinue reading “The French energy company Total returns to Iran”

Annual Report of the US Congress – Chinese strategic priorities over Taiwan

According to the Annual Report of the US Department of Defense (2017), China’s military position towards Taiwan has not changed significantly since 2016. Thus, its overall strategy continues to incorporate elements of persuasion and coercion against favoring political attitudes towards Taiwan’s independence. China has declared that Taiwan must accept the  1992 consensus, according to whichContinue reading “Annual Report of the US Congress – Chinese strategic priorities over Taiwan”

Kazakhstan hosts an international exhibition on the future of energy with the participation of representatives of 100 countries

In November 2012, the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) had designated Astana, the capital city of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as the venue to host Expo 2017. Astana EXPO 2017 is taking place between June 10 and September 10, 2017. The theme chosen for the Expo 2017 was „Future Energy” and, reflects one of the greatestContinue reading “Kazakhstan hosts an international exhibition on the future of energy with the participation of representatives of 100 countries”