It is only a matter of time until European becomes an obsolete denomination of the intergovernmental organisation, while its Union component will prevail. Or at least, European would be the least significant part of the name as compared to Union, which would gather a greater substance.
The Pakistani Government regards the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden an important milestone in the war against terrorism. The Pakistani Government, its security and state institutions have long been serious on efforts to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice. The Pakistanis have been engaged in counter terrorism efforts since 911 and have worked closely with US and its allies in the war on terror.
The death of Osama Bin Laden is considered a martyr among all Jihadist and Islamic Militants globally. His death, although has brought a low morale among his followers does not mean that the ideological goals of Al Qaeda will die off. Militant Islamic groups operating globally have their own agenda’s and political motives but will hold dearly to Al Qaeda’s ideological goals.
Almost eight months since the vacant post of Secretary General to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) arose with the death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, the position of was finally filled when Columbia’s Maria Emma Majia Velez, a former Foreign Affairs and Education Minister, was installed on May 10 in Georgetown at a ceremony presided over by Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo, the current chairman of the continental body.
As is known, Turkey was accepted as one of the strategic partners of Africa at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Executive Council of African Union which was held in Addis Ababa between 25-29 of January 2008. If we consider the fact that only countries such as People’s Republic of China, Japan, South Korea and India have been previously deemed as strategic partners of the Organisation before, the importance of the qualification that Africa has granted Turkey becomes quite meaningful.
The preparatory meeting of the annual conference which will be arranged in 2011 of “Balkan Communication Network” established by think tanks of Balkans led by Turkey was held in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia on 4th April 2011. During the meeting to which representatives of Turkey, Macedonia and notably TASAM Committee attended, the organization Committee of Conference has been established besides assessing these concerned preparations.
In recent months there has been much talk of a "serious crisis" between Turkey and Israel. There is no single explanation for the problematic relationship between the two countries. However, a brief analysis of the friendlier bilateral relations in the past may help us better understand the present situation.
Afghanistan - a country in turmoil during the reign of the Taliban - seems to be re-emerging in its strength and political ideologies crossing over even to the boarders of Pakistan into the Swat Valley. The Taliban labeled as a “terrorist organization”,have regrouped and are more confident than ever to regain its power in Afghanistan as well as in neighboring Pakistan.
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) headquarters in Tokyo, last year announced a consensus to support a capacity building training program with existing international coast guard’s around the world and in particular the Asean region and the Indian authorities to train and provide logistical support for maritime agencies operating in these regions.
One major challenge to whole Middle East security framework is the problem of establishing a security system in the Gulf region. The three poles that need to be balanced are Iraq, Iran and GCC Countries. The U.S. policies of balancing these actors against each other since 1971 failed after Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.