Entrevista: Peter Tase, Enviado de República de Kosovo en Paraguay Inbox


Entrevista: Peter Tase, Enviado de República de Kosovo en Paraguay Inbox

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Paraguay’s economic and political deterioration deserve a closer look

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Writing in The Daily Signal, Anthony Kim of the Heritage Foundation recently called for a recognition of ‘Paraguay’s Economic and Political Transformation’, as a South American country positioned for economic and political development.  In his article, Kim states: “[Paraguay] was long one of the poorest and most undemocratic. Yet gradually but surely, Paraguay has accomplished notable political and economic reforms, a transformation that is earning a second look from its allies and potential investors.”
While it is impossible to include every single fact about Paraguay’s socio-economic situation, growing inflation, and ongoing political turmoil, it is essential to note the following:
1. The National Senate Palace in Asuncion was burned down on the night of March 31, 2017, by violent protesters encouraged by leaders of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party (a major opposition party). Over one year later, the building is still closed while only half of the Congressional Palace is operational although its roof is seriously affected by rain and excessive humidity;
2. Extreme Poverty and surprising lack of liquidity among Paraguayans is alarming. Only thirty meters away from the Vice President’s office, on August 30, I ran into four homeless indigenous Paraguayans sleeping on the sidewalk, who could easily be observed from the Vice President’s office;
3. The country’s judicial branch and penitential system are saturated by corrupt Supreme Court judges and dangerous Brazilian common criminals that have swamped Paraguay and continue to be operational even while incarcerated;
4. Paraguay’s immediate former Attorney General Javier Diaz Veron is currently in jail, and his wife is under house arrest. Both are under investigation for money laundering, participation in criminal organization, and influence peddling;
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What is expected in Syria? – International experts – EXCLUSIVE

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On 8th of September, 2018 Tehran summit on the Syrian issue was held in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani  hosted his Russian and Turkish counterparts – Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan – amid growing international warnings over a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, a province hosting more than three million people, half of whom are internally displaced.
To remind, Iran and Russia are major allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey backs certain rebel groups, including some in Idlib, who are seeking his removal.
Eurasia Diary tried to clarify the real expectations within this summit held in Tehran, thus 2 famous political experts in the face of Peter Tase and Paul Goble shared with Eurasia Diary their vision about the current situation in Idlib and Tehran Summit.
Peter Tase, American journalist, expert on political and international relations at the University of Chicago, shared his thoughts linked to the purposes of a summit held in Tehran and touched upon Nagorno -Karabakh dispute between Azerbaijan- Armenia.
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Peter Tase – Political analyst
He stressed: “The trilateral Summit between Turkey, Russia and Iran; will address many pressing issues on Syria and the Middle East. Currently there are five main geopolitical currents that are guiding the fragile situation in Syria and the Middle East: United States, European Union, Iran, Russia and Turkey.  This summit aims to pave the path of a peaceful solution to the Syrian Civil War; unfortunately the absence of Washington in this round table will reduce the chances of securing peace in the Middle East. This Summit on Syria sounds to be more like a gathering of two large countries that are facing major economic challenges, measures, legitimately imposed by the White House; and of course Turkey is participating due to its strategic position and as a neighbouring country of Syria and Russia.  Expectations of this summit are high, but little engagement of Western Powers will sharply reduce its outcomes. These three countries must urgently address the permanent solution of Azerbaijan’s full territorial sovereignty and make sure that Nagorno Karabakh and its seven districts are fully liberated from the occupation of Armenian Armed Forces and from Special Forces of other nationalities. It is cruc
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Opinion Azerbaijan: A Global Partner In Defense Of Peace And Prosperity – OpEd June 29, 2018 – Peter Tase

Since the establishment of its independence in October 1991, the Republic of Azerbaijan has rushed forward embracing the democratic values of the European Union and uniquely emerged as a stable, developing and secular Muslim-majority nation when Heydar Aliyev became its first President in 1993.

Over the years, Baku has harnessed a close cooperation with the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, especially in the fields of security, war against terrorism, and strengthening its democratic institutions.  It must be emphasized that Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces have served alongside with U. S. and NATO Forces for many years; their unwavering commitment has significantly delivered concrete results within the International Security Assistance Force operations in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, Azerbaijan is characterized for being the only Muslim country serving together with western allies and has become an important logistics hub for NATO troops as their supplies make their way to Afghanistan and Iraq.  Currently the Azerbaijani Armed Forces remain active despite of the overall troop drawdown.

Moreover the EU on its 2016 report entitled “A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy” states: “… We will act globally to address the root causes of conflict and poverty, and to promote human rights.  … The EU will engage in a practical and principled way in peace building, concentrating our efforts in surrounding regions to the east and south, while considering engagement further afield on a case by case basis. The EU will foster human security through an integrated approach.”

While the Republic of Azerbaijan has genuinely contributed with troops and resources in the war against terrorism and organized crime, the European Union Global Strategy and Washington on the other hand have failed to properly address, incur a concrete progress and actively engage in the negotiations table intended to solve the ongoing war of Nagorno – Karabakh, were the Armenian Armed Forces continue to occupy over twenty percent of Azerbaijani sovereign territory and inflict pain, destruction and violence among Azerbaijani civilians and environment.

European Union’s goal in “implementing a multi-dimensional approach through the use of all available policies and instruments aimed at conflict prevention, management” has proved to be irrelevant, and Brussels has kept a prolonged silence when it comes to solving the Nagorno-Karabakh protracted war and ensure Azerbaijan’s full territorial sovereignty and hold Armenia accountable.

Moreover the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Mali, Somalia and Syria, demonstrate EU’s and NATO’s diminished role towards becoming major players to solve and invest more resources in the de-escalation of the ongoing conflicts in the outskirts of Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.

At a time when the EU and NATO continue to keep a blind eye towards the flagrant crimes against humanity committed by Yerevan’s Fascist Government inside the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan; the latter sent in 2017 a group of 70 Azerbaijani military troops to Afghanistan to serve with the NATO led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, to provide a vital support in the stability and security of this country.

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Peter Tase: Azerbaijan is of great importance for France as indispensible ally

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 23

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Azerbaijan is of great importance for France as an indispensible ally, Peter Tase, US expert on Global Politics and Transatlantic Relations, an adviser to Global Engineering Deans Council and other prestigious International Institutions told Trend July 23.

He was commenting on the results of the recent visit of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to Paris.

“It is strategically important for the French government and French companies to have Azerbaijan as a principal trade partner, and as an indispensable ally in the fields of multilateral diplomacy, economic cooperation and cultural diplomacy,” he said.

Tase added that President Aliyev’s visit to France has brought even closer the economic, commercial, political and cultural cooperation between both countries.

“During the visit, Azerbaijan’s president met with Airbus Vice-President for Eurasia Silvere Delaunay. A greater cooperation between Airbus and Azercosmos OJSC would generate remarkable results for the benefit of both governments. Currently Azersky and Spot 6 satellites have made a great impact in the international markets and the image of Azerbaijan has risen significantly abroad, thanks to such an attractive project, swiftly implemented under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev,” he said.

Tase noted that strengthening bilateral cooperation with Airbus will enable Azerbaijan to become one of the world’s leading nations focused in defending Information technology networks from cyber-attacks.

He believes that the signing of major trade agreements with French companies will bring new developments in Azerbaijan and improve the living standards of the Azerbaijani people.

Azerbaijan has emerged as a key economic partner of France, he said, adding that bilateral cooperation in science, cultural diplomacy, commerce and trade has reached record levels.

Tase noted that the embassy of Azerbaijan in Paris has done an impeccable job in strengthening the Azerbaijan-France cooperation and dialogue.

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The worst scenario for Azerbaijan or Russian economy is in huge recession? – International experts – EXCLUSIVE


Peter Tase, American journalist, expert on political and international relations at the University of Chicago, shared his thoughts on possible deterioration of relations between Azerbaijan and USA.

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Peter Tase – Political analyst

He mentioned that bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Russia are steady, economic cooperation is stagnant, cultural exchange is on the rise (despite of a great interest demonstrated by young Azerbaijani citizens towards western culture), as well as commercial cooperation is in a good stage.

“Political dialogue between Moscow and Baku is intensified; however results have been missing over the last two decades. Observing the Foreign Policy and National Defense Strategy of Azerbaijan, there is a strategic cooperation (that has delivered concrete results) between the Government of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the Governments of United States and Israel.  Furthermore it is essential to note that Azerbaijan’s Foreign Policy is pragmatic, matured and defends the national interests and territorial sovereignty of Azerbaijan.  The dialogue and cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan with the US State Department is highly productive and beneficial to the people of Azerbaijan, the results of this strategic partnership will be observed very soon, a significant part of this partnership is hidden from the public’s eye.  According to various reliable public sources Azerbaijan has acquired a special, preferential place in the heart of US Foreign Policy, its Banking sector is assisting the US Department of Treasury and bilateral partnership is at its best moment,” political analyst said. 

On the question how this batch of sanctions against Russia will affect Russian economy, Peter Tase replied in such way: “There are careful measures taken against the Russian economy throughout the neighboring countries of Russia; there is no doubt that US economic sanctions against Russia will have immediate consequences on its financial affairs, increase poverty and reduce wealth among its oligarchs. History has shown that Azerbaijan, headed by National Leader Heydar Aliyev, has harnessed democratic values that are still missing among many European Union member countries”.

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Correspondent of Eurasia Diary

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The Washington-Ankara partnership

The Washington-Ankara partnership

From left, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster arrive for a joint news conference between President Donald Trump and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

From left, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster arrive for a joint news conference between President Donald Trump and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room of the White … more >

– – Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Demonstrative of what is widely understood as a pressing need for rapprochement between the U.S. and Turkey, last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson was welcomed in Ankara by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan and Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlt avuoglu. A day prior, U. S. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis had a lengthy meeting in Brussels with Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli, on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministers Conference.

Perhaps not as proactive as circumstances may demand, however, the interaction amongst top-level U.S. and Turkish officials is, nevertheless, testimony to the indispensable strategic partnership that has existed for more than 60 years between Washington and Ankara. The currently prioritized face-to-face dialogue is concrete recognition of the strategic importance that Ankara continues to garner.

The United States’s bilateral alliance with Turkey has proven to be critical in the realm of the multifaceted strategic cooperation in defense that necessarily exists in the region and in terms of the Middle East security matrix, addressing the war against ISIS, Syria’s complex security challenges and cooperation in multilateral organizations such as NATO, G20 and other platforms.




Time for U.S. to put Turkey policy into reverse – analyst Peter Tase

The United States should reverse its policy of co-operation with the Kurdish militant People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria and invest in its relationship with Turkey in order to be able to counteract future Russian or Iranian influence in the region, Peter Tase, a research fellow at the Washington DC-based Council on Hemispheric Affairs, wrote .


Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Gambia's President Adama Barrow speak during a joint press conference at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Barrow is in Turkey for a two-day state visit.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)

The U.S. alliance with Turkey

The ongoing war in Syria coupled with the United States’ failure to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a radical Muslim cleric indicted by Turkish prosecutors for, among a plethora of other grave offenses, staging last year’s attempted coup d’etat against the democratically elected government of Turkey, have badly deteriorated bilateral cooperation between the two nations.



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A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, “E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United” (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University (http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/jhb7/) for over ten years, he still shares ideas with students about public diplomacy. The papers of his deceased father — poet and diplomat John L. Brown — are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations. This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) — years before “soft power” was ever coined — that “The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating.”


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Peter Tase: Azerbaijan’s democratic standards matured

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Presidential election period is an important event that ensures stability and progress in government institutions and preserves well being among all Azerbaijani citizens, political analyst and international relations expert at the Milwaukee-based Marquette University Peter Tase told Trend.

He further said that Azerbaijan’s democratic standards have matured, and the country has stable economic growth.

Next presidential election in Azerbaijan is to be held on April 11, 2018, according to an order signed Feb. 5 by the country’s President Ilham Aliyev. According to the Calendar Plan of Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC), pre-election campaigning starts 23 days prior to the voting day and is stopped 24 hours before the start of voting. Thus, the campaigning will start on March 19 and end at 08:00 (local time) on April 10.

“This year will mark impressive accomplishments in the strengthening of Azerbaijani democracy, essential progress in the war against poverty and unemployment, as well as make Azerbaijan a nation that can be used as an example in the region for its transparent institutions and consolidated democratic standards,” Tase said.

Tase further noted that the major improvements and accomplishments in the infrastructure, education policies, tourism and public diplomacy, make incumbent President Ilham Aliyev the best candidate and certainly ensure his upcoming electoral victory in 2018. …




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