It was 30 years ago that the Berlin Wall came down, ushering in hopes of a united, peaceful and prosperous world. Today the world is unpredictable and moving towards a new division between East and West. How did we get here?
Erdogan gets Syria incursion okay. Facing outcry, US leader then says: “If Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate Economy of Turkey".
For a leader so uninterested in representative government, Berdimuhamedov has done a lot of fiddling with the legislative branch.
Tehran backs French plan for talks with US as broadly acceptable. Saudi energy minister described as “friend” by Iranian counterpart. Putin refuses to blame Islamic Republic for oil attacks. Riyadh says it wants regional “security and stability”.
The relaxation of Uzbekistan's energy industry’s ownership has created a bonanza of redevelopment projects set to be completed in the next five years. These projects including energy generation and a general liberalisation of state ownership
Officials have been working hard to remodel the economy under President Mirziyoyev. Progress is good, but this is no walk in the park. Tough tasks, such as battling inflationary pressures, preventing a credit bubble and creating enough jobs, remain.
In possible sign kingdom is backing off from potential conflict, Iran says third countries have delivered messages from Riyadh.
Relations deteriorate further as Iran's president says United Nations HQ in New York should be moved to a “better country”. Meanwhile, Turkey’s Erdogan returns home saying Ankara will defy Washington by buying oil and gas from Islamic Republic.
The Armenian PM was enthusiastically received in California in spite of Azerbaijani government attempts to rain on his parade.
Global energy prices and the scale of Azerbaijan’s energy exports will determine whether the fund can continue growing at such a rapid pace.
Efforts to quell tensions have included a move by Tokayev to sanction certain anti-government gatherings, but almost every week now brings a demonstration the authorities won’t tolerate.
The Central Asian nation’s new era government is in a rush to transition to an open market oriented economy. Developing the textile industry is a top priority. Meanwhile, the Uzbeks are also seeing a lot of action in oil, gas and real estate.
There’s some tough talk about as White House works out how to respond to weekend’s strikes, but hesitancy shown by key officials in both Riyadh and Washington shows the Iranians may have their foes firmly on the back foot.
A major attack on Saudi oil facilities has cut production by 5.7mn bpd, but the full effect will not be felt until existing reserves dry up.