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Why is the TAPI Gas Pipeline So Important to Turkmenistan?

Via New Eastern Outlook, an article on the importance of TAPI to Turkmenistan: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov strictly adheres to the policy of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov. The present leader of the country, who bears the official title of Arkadag, translated as patron from the Turkmen language, does his best to ensure that the state […]

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Reliance Jio’s Cheap Data Turned India’s Internet Dreams Into Reality

Via Quartz, an article on how Reliance Jio’s cheap data turned India’s internet dreams into reality: In 2015, not long after India first got high-speed 4G internet, the cost of 1GB of mobile data in India was 225 rupees ($3). But just over five years later, the industry has witnessed a remarkable decline in pricing that helped truly […]

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Why the Motorbike Delivery Driver is a Symbol of Our Times

Courtesy of Emerging World, an interesting look at how motorbike riders serve as vital arteries of the global food delivery industry, especially in the emerging world: Jet-lagged from a long flight that landed in the middle of the night, I woke up the next morning to the familiar sound of motorbikes. I was in Tehran, […]

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The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle

Via The Diplomat, a look at the economic dimension of Sri Lanka’s struggle to balance between China and India: Sri Lanka’s relationship with China has been a controversial discussion during the last decade, dominating both domestic and international political conversations. The strengthening relationship between the island nation and the emerging global power has been largely economic. […]

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On Tap(i): Turkmenistan Seeks Path To Revive Key Gas Pipeline To India

Via Upstream Online, a report on Turkmenistan’s recent agreements with Afghanistan to avoid potential attacks on pipeline builders after holding previous meeting with Taliban: Authorities in Turkmenistan are breathing new life into a gas export pipeline project that went cold last year as countries in the region battled the coronavirus pandemic. The TAPI project aims to […]

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Jio’s Grand Plan To Dominate India’s 5G

Via Asia Times, an article on Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries’ vision, tools and government support to shape India’s 5G future: “Data is not the new oil, it’s the new soil.” – Mukesh Ambani  In January 2018, while addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi first expressed his ambition to make India […]

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