Between US President Joe Biden’s decision to ban Russian oil and gas imports into the United States starting from march 8, 2022 and the final statement of the European Union Summit march 10-11, 2022, which included the Leaders’ Agreement for Europeans to phase out their dependence on gas, oil and coal imports from Russia, the question arises: How can the energy issue reshape the global landscape in the short and long term?
Dr. Ashraf Keshk
Why did the Ukrainian crisis develop so rapidly into the current situation? The well known version of the story is attributed to the expansion of NATO by annexing the republics of the former Soviet Union e.g. Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania. But when that expansion reached the borders of Ukraine, we are facing the crisis of this magnitude… why Ukraine? To answer simply, Ukraine is a buffer state between major powers. What is a buffer state?
Following the freezing of contacts between the two sides for more than two years, this first round of NATO-Russia dialogue, held on January 12, 2022, could see the start of future dialogue and the potential resumption of diplomatic relations.
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The Global Think Tank Summit is an opportunity for intellectual exchanges among think tanks in building a positive mutual and dynamic work to address regional and global challenges and opportunities.
The article highlights the main discussions of the 17th Regional Security Summit, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); an important platform to present official insights on the security developments taking place in the Arab Gulf region.
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As part of its efforts to mobilize regional and global support for the upcoming national conference “Supporting Libya Stability” for October 21, 2021, Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush toured the Gulf.
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The impact of the nuclear submarine deal goes beyond material losses as it has caused a new crisis among three NATO members and a new rift in U.S.-European relations.