Over the past three years, Azerbaijan has revised its risk assessment and has reached the conclusion that the West cannot guarantee its security.
The German minister of foreign affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, proposes to negotiate a new multilateral treaty on conventional arms control in Europe.
Tokyo declared willingness to intensify its economic cooperation with Moscow without waiting to find a solution to the dispute over the Northern Kurils.
On 2 September (although unofficial reports cited 29 August as the date), the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov died in Tashkent.
The CDU trailed the anti-immigrant party known as Alternative for Germany (AfD) in a local parliamentary election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Gazprom Export held a gas auction for European customers for the third time in the past twelve months.
Russia wants to place part of the responsibility for the deterioration of air safety in the region on NATO member states.
Turkey is regaining its ability to act in Syria, although it is proceeding as the weaker partner, one which is dependent on Russia.
Natural gas, after crude oil, is the most important energy carrier in the German economy.
A dispute between EU and China regarding the interpretation of the conditions of Beijing’s accession to the WTO and the future of trade relations.