Archive for the ‘Georgia’ Category

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Rail Line

Via Forbes, a look at how Azerbaijan, Georgia, And Turkey subverted Russia and isolated Armenia with a new railway: After many years of anticipation and delays, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) rail line has ceremoniously gone into service. Its first train just pulled out of the New Port of Baku on Monday, making its first official run across Azerbaijan […]

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Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China’s ‘Belt and Road’

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on some new investments (some not even involving China) that are making Georgia an attractive link between Asia and Europe: Ask anyone about the South Caucasus country of Georgia, and you’re certain to hear about its quixotic quest to join the European Union (EU) and NATO or the security […]

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Iran-Azerbaijan-Georgia Corridor To Launch In 1 Month

Via The Iran Project, a report on a corridor that will carry shipments from the Black Sea – between Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Western Asia: Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia are carrying out a plan to make operational a long-overdue corridor that will carry shipments from the Black Sea – between Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Western Asia – to […]

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Extreme Investing: Georgia

Via Robert Amsterdam & Bloomberg, an interesting video on investing in Geogia.

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Re-Energizing Nabucco

Via Stratfor (subscription required), an analysis of the recent summit in Hungary for officials from countries interested in, or part of, the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project including Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Romania and Turkey. As the article notes: “…Nabucco is a planned 2,000 mile pipeline between Turkey and Austria to transport […]

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Russia and Iran: Emphasize “North-South” Routes vs. “East-West”

Via Windows on Eurasia, an analysis of the renewed interest in the development of three major north-south routes that would link Russia with Iran — via the Caspian Sea, via a railroad through Azerbaijan, and via pipelines from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan — a route that it is only half as long as the traditional sea […]

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