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EU-India partnership transcends the purely bilateral and matures tremendously

more "India 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 governance...

New NATO Strategic Concept focuses on Proliferation, Terrorism and Cyber Threat

more At 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...

NATO version 3.0 is coming with standard Missile Defense

more On 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...

A more stable Ukraine will become a reliable energy partner of EU

more On 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....

Relations with the European Union are the most important component of Russia's foreign policy

more In a joint statement following the 25th EU-Russia summit on June 1, 2010, the sides noted the need to modernize economies and societies, stated the commitment of Russia and the EU to...

Cameron's Britain will carry out a "distinctive" foreign policy

more On May 21, 2010, David Cameron made his first overseas visits as Prime Minister to Paris and Berlin to meet French President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel. During his "fruitful and focused" meeting...

EU-LAC summit considered as one of the most successful ever

more The heads of state or government from some sixty European, Latin American and Caribbean countries (EU-LAC) have gathered in Madrid for three days to broach their political and trade relations...

The EU must learn from the Greek crisis and instability of the currency union

more On May 2, 2010, sweeping decisions have been taken to stabilize the economic and financial system of the European Union (EU) as euro-zone countries extended financial assistance to Greece on strict...

19th Summit Meeting re-energized EU - Japan relationship

more The 1991 Joint Declaration on relations between the European Community and its Member States and Japan established common principles and shared objectives in the political, economic, cooperation and...

Does Eroglu's nationalist victory threaten Cyprus peace process?

more It was a small election with big implications. A right-wing nationalist, 72-year-old Dervis Eroglu of the National Unity Party (UBP), has won the presidential election in northern Cyprus with 50,3 percent of...

EU to strengthen the security of its gas supplies with draft regulation

more On March 18, 2010, MEPs have beefed up rules to ensure that households will not be deprived of gas in winter, as has happened in both 2008 and 2009. Parliament's Industry Committee made proposed gas...

Albania and Serbia upgrade relations with EU membership in sight

more On February 1, 2010, ISRIA published an article stressing Northern Kosovo remains a flashpoint of tensions. Officials from the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) voiced concern and...

Towards a true European security and foreign strategy?

more Over recent decades, "Europe has been the region with the greatest capacity for economic growth and for building a welfare state. We must make a huge effort to regain and maintain that lead. Our...

Helping Greece strengthens the European Union

more The media warned that the single currency of the European Union, the Euro, could collapse because of the financial crisis in Greece. Worse, the financial crisis that seriously affects Spain and...

Population growth is Russia's strategic priority

more Today, Russia's population is estimated at 142 million people and according to former President Vladimir Putin, the number of Russian citizens that died exceeded the number that were born by 11,2...

Ukraine election showed progress in Democracy

more « On 17 January 2010 our country will have presidential election. As President, I assure you that it will be compliant with the highest democratic standards, norms and principles, » said Ukrainian...

EU Foreign Policy must be ambitious and result-oriented

more Days before the EU began the setting up of emergency and medium-term aid plans for Haiti, recently-appointed European Union's High Representative-designate for foreign affairs and security policy...

Euro-American Counter-Terrorism to improve

more The United States and European countries have stepped up their counter-terrorist policy this week as the UK threat level from international terrorism changed from substantial to severe. Indeed...

Europe remains central to United States' security

more In a speech on 29 January 2010 at l'Ecole Militaire (Military School) in Paris, France, U.S. Secretay of State Hillary Clinton stressed the partnership between the United States and Europe is essential...

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Preventing rather than resolving conflicts should become OSCE's top priority

more The 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 1999 and...

The United Kingdom will remain a first rate diplomatic and military power

more On 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...

Is Germany's foreign policy a driving force behind Europe's diplomacy?

more As 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 fruitful ties...

A strategic agreement on gas brings Azerbaijan and Russia closer

more Russian 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...

Networked world, challenges and opportunities for Britain's foreign policy

more Last 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 Foreign Secretary...

Finland has a primordial interest towards Arctic issues

more On April 8, 2010, the Finnish government set up an Advisory Board on Arctic Affairs to support and monitor Finland’s activities in the Arctic region and the coordination of Finnish policy in relation to it. In addition...

NATO may base its new Strategic Concept on Solidarity, Disarmament & Cooperation

more In March 2010, ISRIA analysts described the revision of NATO Strategic Concept as an opportunity for the European Union (EU) and as the document that will shape and guide the North Atlantic Alliance for the next...

The European Union strengthens its economic cooperation with Asia

more The European Union (EU) and Asia commit to strengthening economic cooperation links as a result of the "lessons learned from the crisis", declared the Second Vice-President and Minister of...

Nord Stream pipeline opens a new energy route from Russia to the EU

more "In future the Baltic Sea / Nord Stream pipeline is to bring 55 billion cubic metres gas from Russia to the European Union every year," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a video message. On April 6, 2010...

The Ballistic Threat is growing rapidly, quantitatively and qualitatively

more "The protection of the United States from the threat of ballistic missile attack is a critical national security priority. The threat (...) is growing rapidly. (It) has significant implications for our ability to...

Yanukovych writes a new page in Ukraine's relations with Russia

more The rapprochement between Ukraine and Russia was immediate following the election of pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych to the detriment of the former muse of the Orange Revolution, pro-Western...

EU to step up its contribution to North Africa and the Middle East

more Following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the European diplomacy is taking shape. Considering that one of its primary goal is the construction of a Europe that can speak with one voice in...

NATO Strategic Concept's revision is an opportunity for the EU

more Change is inevitable and it's already taking place de facto with the revision of NATO Strategic Concept. As a new political, diplomatic and strategic environment emerges, there are new trends...

Turkmenistan and France strengthen bilateral economic relations

more Turkmenistan has gained importance as a major hydrocrabon producer in the Caspian Sea region and its energy sector is the most important potential for any future economic and social development in...

Russia and China view the changing world differently

more In their speeches at the 46th Munich Security Conference (2010), the Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Yang Jiechi, described a world whose economic and strategic landscape is...

Continuing tensions between communities in Northern Kosovo

more Recent information from the United Nations showed that "Northern Kosovo remains a flashpoint of tensions" between Kosovo Serb and Kosovo Albanian communities. “Even this peace...

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