A controversial plan

A controversial plan

NDO - Arab countries in the Middle East simultaneously strongly criticised the new move of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the Jordan Valley, a key part of the West Bank, if he wins a closely contested election just a week away. The international community is concerned that this Israeli plan will escalate tensions in the region, threatening to completely bring down the Middle East peace process. (Sep 13, 2019 17:14:05)


Improving Russia-France relations

  Aug 21, 2019 17:03:46
NDO – Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to France on August 19. The visit takes place ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit 2019, scheduled to be held in France’s Biarritz from August 24-26. The relations between Moscow and Paris are gradually warming again when meetings between the two sides, especially at a high level, have become more regular.  

Unstable security a major challenge to Afghanistan

  Aug 20, 2019 17:19:29
NDO - A bloody terrorist attack recently took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 63 people and injuring nearly 200, for which the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility. 

Unstable oil prices

  Aug 19, 2019 17:31:25
NDO - The world oil market currently reamains unsteady before the developments of the trade war between the US and China, as well as the geopolitical tensions between Iran and the West. Experts recently warned that the “black gold” market is on the verge of crisis. 

Concern about double crisis

  Aug 16, 2019 17:08:41
NDO - The stagnant and unpredictable Brexit process (the UK leaving the European Union - EU) is negatively affecting the UK and other European countries. Analysts are concerned about the risk of the double crisis both in the economy and politics in the UK in the coming time. 

Difficult signal

  Aug 13, 2019 14:11:16
NDO - The US-China trade war and the gloomy future of Brexit (Britain’s split from the European Union) have had a negative impact on Europe's two leading economies, Germany and France. This has also “darkened” the economic growth prospects of the entire Eurozone. 

Unpredictable consequences

  Aug 09, 2019 16:31:48
NDO - Once regarded as the greatest success in arms control efforts during the Cold War, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was cancelled by signatories. The fact that both the US and Russia put an end to the validity of this document has created a dangerous effect, shaking global security commitments. 

African efforts for integration and development

  Aug 07, 2019 17:20:21
NDO - The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum has recently concluded in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Co-hosted by the US and Côte d’Ivoire, the event brought together a number of senior government officials from the US and the 39 AGOA-eligible sub-Saharan African countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the US and Africa.  

International efforts accelerated to relieve US-Iran tensions

  Aug 01, 2019 14:11:04
NDO – French President Emmanuel Macron recently had a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, during which he repeated his call to ease tensions between Iran and the United States and the United Kingdom.  

For an equal "playground"

  Jul 30, 2019 15:43:39
NDO - The foreign ministers of the BRICS emerging economies (BRICS include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has just met in Brazil where they once again affirmed their view on upholding multilateralism and trade liberalisation as well as opposing unilateralism and trade protection. 

Expectations and challenges to newly elected UK Prime Minister

  Jul 25, 2019 16:18:43
NDO – Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has become the leader of the ruling Conservative Party and the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK). With a strong personality, Johnson is expected to break the current Brexit deadlock. However, in the context of the UK's deep internal disagreements, the new leader is facing a number of major challenges. 

Three major challenges to the world’s economies

  Jul 23, 2019 17:26:07
NDO – The escalating trade war, US-Iran tensions showing no signs of cooling down, and the constantly existing risk of financial uncertainty are the three major challenges to economies around the world at the moment. 

Putting alliance relations back on track

  Jul 22, 2019 16:43:38
NDO - Reinstalling the Pakistan-US alliance relations, abolishing any suspicion and promoting essential cooperation is the main objective of Pakistani Prime Minister I. Khan's first visit to the US from July 21. With binding interests and the need for mutual support, both Islamabad and Washington have a reason to “renew” their cooperation projects that have come across many difficulties in recent years.  

A step forward

  Jul 19, 2019 17:29:16
NDO - After reconciliation efforts, the United Nations (UN) announced that Yemen's warring parties have agreed to new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah. This is a step on a long road to open the door for negotiation. 

Turkey purchases Russia’s S-400 defence system, a controversial deal

  Jul 16, 2019 18:07:35
NDO – Turkey officially received shipments of parts in its contract to buy Russia’s S-400 air defence system, regardless of strong opposition from the United States and allies, an unprecedented move by a NATO member nation.