Vladimir Yevseyev

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Threats to Tehran are risks for neighbours

Threats to Tehran are risks for neighbours

 Azerbaijani Defense Minister General-Colonel Safar Abiyev visited Iran and met President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian president called ties with Azerbaijan “deep and brotherly”, noting that they would never be affected by short-lived events. He also stressed Iran’s support for Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, grandeur, progress and territorial unity.

Georgia unlikely to join NATO

Georgia unlikely to join NATO

US Senator from Indiana Richard Lugar (Republican) introduced a bill on NATO expansion to Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. Barack Obama is to present a road map to accept the states at the NATO summit in Chicago in late May.

Russia prevents foreign intervention in Syria

Russia prevents foreign intervention in Syria

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen confirmed that the Alliance does not plan intervention in Syria. He warned against comparing the situation in Syria and Libya, where NATO bombed government forces.

Failed assassination attempt on Putin proves need for vigilance and caution in preventing terrorism – Vladimir Yevseyev

Failed assassination attempt on Putin proves need for vigilance and caution in preventing terrorism – Vladimir Yevseyev

Vestnik Kavkaza reported that the special services of Ukraine and Russia prevented terrorists’ plans to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Odessa. Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has confirmed the fact.Rumours have started on the internet. People believe that the incident was a PR-initiative of the prime minister, the favourite in the presidential polls.

Vladimir Yevseyev: Iran through the eyes of an observer

Vladimir Yevseyev: Iran through the eyes of an observer

Against the background of the heightened tension in the situation around Iran, the threat of new sanctions against the country by the West, and the subsequent prevention of a blockade of the Strait of Hormuz, which would greatly hinder exports of oil to world markets, a Russian expert takes a closer look at the Islamic state from the inside.In mid-December, the director of the Center for Public Policy Research, Vladimir Yevseyev, visited Iran and met with representatives of the country, journalists and social activists. The expert shared his impressions with Vestnik Kavakza:

Vestnik Kavkaza rounds up 2011

Vestnik Kavkaza rounds up 2011

Vestnik Kavkaza is hosting an expert council to sum up the events of 2011. Experts are discussing topical tendencies in the regional development of security, trade-economic cooperation, integration trends.

Russia must talk, and not wait for US guarantees on European missile shield

US Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Rose Gottemoeller, said in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta that Russia should start negotiations with the US instead of waiting for legal guarantees that the European missile shield would not be used against it. Russian concerns with the fourth stage of development of the anti-missile systems are understandable, she added.

 Vladimir Evseev: Russia is entering a period of difficult relations with the US

Vladimir Evseev: Russia is entering a period of difficult relations with the US

Progress in talks with Washington on missile defense does not directly dependon the upcoming U.S. presidential election,said in an interview to" Interfax"Russian Foreign Minister Sergein Lavrov.He said the situation around the American military programwill continue to significantly depend on the domestic politicallandscape in the United States.  "At the same time in our opinion theimpact of the ongoing dialogue with Washington on missile defensecannot be directly linked with the outcome of upcoming elections inthis country, because the American position is defined by a wide rangeof factors not limited to the views and attitudes of parties andindividual politicians, " said Lavrov.

Experts expect no breakthrough from meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents

Experts expect no breakthrough from meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents

2012 will start from discussions of old topical issues. French co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fassier said that the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will continue negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. Vestnik Kavkaza has clarified that Baku, Yerevan and Moscow have the same expectations from the meeting.

'Russia to stop any attack on Iran' - expert

Russia will try to stop any military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities as any threat to the Islamic Republic is a problem for Moscow, a Russian military expert tells Press TV.Vladimir Yevseyev, the director of the Russian Center for Socio-Political Studies, told Press TV on Saturday that “a military attack against Tehran will be a serious problem for Russia, because Caucasus and Central Asia are strategic regions for Russia.”

Experts see no missile threat from Iran

Experts see no missile threat from Iran

Iran lacks the technological or industrial potential for ballistic missile production, General-Lieutenant Sergey Karakayev, Commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, said on Friday.

Russia plans construction of new radar in Qabala

Russia plans construction of new radar in Qabala

The Russian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers are discussing the fate of the Qabala radar station. Vladimir Savchenko, Director General of the Radio Technical Institute named after Academician A.L. Mints, said that Russia plans to build a new radar similar to the Voronezh-VP by 2019.