partnership transcends the purely bilateral and matures tremendously
is home to a sixth of humanity", French President Nicolas
Sarkozy reminded on December 4, 2010 while seeking support
for his 2011 presidency of the G20 which will focus on global
Korea poses the most immediate risks to the stability of
Korea (DPRK) has been at the center of the international
scene for the last week. By inviting Stanford Professor Siegfried
S. Hecker, a former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory,
in Lebanon are the most urgent threat to international
is currently experiencing a domestic climate of uncertainty
and fragility," United Nations (UN) Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon wrote in his 12th semi-annual report on the implementation
will be no bigger challenge
over 2011 than Sudan's referenda
of the south will vote on January 9, 2010 on whether to secede
from Sudan or remain united with the rest of the country,
as stipulated under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA),
Is Germany's foreign policy a driving force behind Europe's
the world is changing, Germany is not only the major European
economy but also a very active diplomatic player which insists
on peace, human rights and economic growth. It has developed
strategic implications of the $60bn Saudi arms deal
Saudi Arabia's national day on September 22, 2010, the
Obama administration praised "King Abdullah’s
leadership on key challenges," which "has put
Saudi Arabia and the region on a path towards...
Islands incident raised concern about China's strategy
captain of a Chinese fishing vessel, Zhan Qixiong, and
14 fishermen on board were detained by the Japanese coast
guard earlier this month after their boat collided with
the Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel...
S-300s, Iran has never been a comfortable partner of Russia
September 22, 2010, the President of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree prohibiting the delivery
of S-300 air defence missile systems, in contradiction
with a $800 million contract signed...
strategic agreement on gas brings Azerbaijan and Russia
President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Azerbaijan on September
2, 2010 for a two-day visit amid growing tensions in South
Caucasus. The Russian President's visit happened a little
earlier than forecast...
government has changed, not Foreign Policy
September 11, 2010, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
appointed her predecessor, former PM Kevin Rudd (2007-2010)
as her new government's Foreign Minister in replacement
of Stephen Smith...
relations are U.S. DoD's top priority in Asia
nations must act in the face of provocations as part of
their responsibility to preserve peace and reinforce regional
stability, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in
remarks opening the first...
stability largely depends on the stability of its long-awaited
electoral commission and security forces successfully organized
and carried out a credible and competitive election," U.S.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed on June 1,
world, challenges and opportunities for Britain's foreign
May, David Cameron became Prime Minister and immediately
met with his two most important European partners, French
President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel. While his
rather than resolving conflicts should become OSCE's top
2010 Summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation
in Europe (OSCE) was held in Astana, Kazakhstan on December
1-2, 2010. This was the first since the Istanbul Summit in
NATO Strategic Concept focuses on Proliferation, Terrorism
and Cyber Threat
their Summit meeting in Lisbon, the 28 allies of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed a new Strategic
Concept that will "serve as the Alliance's roadmap for
the next ten years and that...
United Kingdom will remain a first rate diplomatic and
October 19, 2010, the British Government has published its
National Security Strategy (NSS) entitled A Strong Britain
in an Age of Uncertainty which outlines its reappraisal of
Britain's role in the world...
version 3.0 is coming with standard Missile Defense
September 15, 2010, after meeting with NATO Secretary General
Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Paris, French President Nicolas
Sarkozy's office announced that France was ready to help
develop and pay for...
rule is at the center of global Disarmement's stalemate
stalemate at the Conference on Disarmament sticks out like
a sore thumb," Gary Samore, Special Assistant to the
President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control,
told a UN...
seeks all-out cooperation and strategic depth in Africa
are completely ready to reinvigorate our cooperation with
the members of the Union in all fields," Ahmadinejad
had said at the 14th African Union (AU) summit on February
2, 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
EU, Russia and United States' priorities at the 65th UNGA
65th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
took place on September 14, 2010 in New York. It assessed
progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),
which were the focus...
and other issues may still strain China-United States relations
trust is the basis of China-U.S. cooperation," Chinese
State Councilor Dai Bingguo said on September 7, 2010.
The two countries agree on the need for more stable relations,
acknowledge the vital importance...
more stable Ukraine will become a reliable energy partner
the eve of the local elections in Ukraine due to be held
on October 31, 2010, President Viktor Yanukovych stressed
some fundamental conditions that would allow holding it
in line with international standards...
report and incidents with UNIFIL show Lebanon's stability
July 9, 2010, Major General Alberto Asarta Cuevas, the
Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon (UNIFIL), has called on the local population to
engage in dialogue...
new National Space Policy focuses on International Cooperation
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longer are we racing against an adversary; in fact, one
of our central goals is to promote peaceful cooperation
and collaboration in space, which not only will ward off
conflict, but will help to expand...
and governments' requests make UN upgrade its missions
remains the place of a number of unresolved conflicts which
continue to kill hundreds if not thousands each week. As
the situation is always changing, the United Nations must
adapt the mandates of its...