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pacific10Zhyldyz Oskonbaeva

(RIEAS Senior Advisor and Eurasian Liaison, founded and was first Secretary General of the Black-Sea Caspian Sea International Fund in 2009. As a result, the Presidents of Romania and Azerbaijan ratified an agreement to promote the project and to establish its Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania. Starting with eight countries, the Fund has grown to eleven countries (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. She served as an academic researcher in support of law enforcement at the Centre for Technology, Security and Policy at Virginia Tech National Capital Region. Through her efforts law and customs enforcement cooperation extended across numerous countries and organizations worldwide, especially in areas related to narcotics, nuclear proliferation and money laundering. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology at Bishkek Humanities University. She speaks a total of ten (10) languages).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 22 July 2018

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Asia is the largest continent, comprising a third of all dry land and more than half of world’s population. Its role is constantly growing and, I am sure, will grow in the future. - Margaret Thatcher.

This article explains why Russia is eager to avoid any major diplomatic crises in Asia. Instead, their subtle approach triangulates Russian interests by interlocking the Korean peninsula (North and South), Vietnam and the Philippines to further their mid-to-long term strategy. ..Read more


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