Diplomats Discuss Tajikistan Joining Saudi Alliance

Diplomats Discuss Tajikistan Joining Saudi Alliance

On Dec. 21, 2015, Tajikistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Parviz Davlatzoda arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan to meet with other “European – Central Asia” diplomats to discuss joining the Saudi Alliance. There appears to be some debate as to whether Tajikistan is on board with joining the bloc. Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Riyadh, Sharifi Azamhso, said that Dushanbe […]

Putin Says Syrians Must Decide Own Political Destiny

Putin Says Syrians Must Decide Own Political Destiny

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the world that Syrians must decide their destiny by choosing their own leaders rather than wait for the West to dictate for them. The Russian leader was speaking during his annual news conference in Moscow on Dec. 17, 2015, where he answered wide-ranging questions from Russian and foreign journalists. […]

Syrian Peace Talks in Moscow

Syrian Peace Talks in Moscow

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, United States Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for peace talks to discuss the future political role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian conflict. The Middle East is experiencing an “unprecedented state of instability” in eyes of many American diplomats. […]

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