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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
On 15 December, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which is the owner and the operator of the Tengiz–Novorossiysk oil pipeline, made the final decision to increase the pipeline’s flow capacity from the present level of 28 million…
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On 20 December, two and a half months after the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, the interim technical government, which had been ruling the country since July, relinquished its powers to a coalition cabinet supported by three…
Analyses | | Anna Wołowska
On 1-2 December, a summit of the OSCE’s leaders took place in Astana. The way it was held, and the lack of any real results, confirm that this organisation is in crisis. Nevertheless, the mere fact that the summit occurred should be…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Kamil Kłysiński, Iwona Wiśniewska
The chances of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus creating a common market in the planned form and by the intended deadline are limited. Closer cooperation between those countries will be the result of a lengthy and difficult process.…
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On 30 November, more than a month and a half after the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, a coalition agreement was signed between three of the five parliamentary parties. However, no government was appointed; the coalition fell…
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On 10 December, an illegal protest by around a thousand people took place in Baku in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Education against the de facto ban on wearing the hijab in schools. The immediate cause of…
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On 19 November in Lisbon at the NATO summit a meeting was held between US President Barack Obama and the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, the first one since Obama took the office in January 2009. The long-awaited meeting and…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
Baku has given up even the appearance of democracy, something which puts the EU, above all, in a difficult situation; on the one hand it wants to intensify its cooperation with Azerbaijan, but on the other, it does not have the tools…
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On 7-9 November on the outskirts of Osh, the largest city in southern Kyrgyzstan, attempts were made by ethnic Kyrgyz to occupy parcels of land leased by the local Uzbeks. The reaction of the administration (a visit by the governor;…
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On 3-4 November, Iran’s foreign minister Manushehr Mottaki visited Georgia,. The most important result of the visit was the signing of an agreement on visa-free travel, the opening of an Iranian consulate in Batumi, and an agreement…