Archive for the ‘New Silk Road’ Category

Whose Belt and Road Is It Anyway?

Via Eurasianet, a look at a loss-making Tajik company behind a mysterious Belt and Road investment: Darvoz, in Tajikistan, is a province of dusky canyons and snowy peaks, villages perched across the river from Afghanistan. Terraces turn brilliant shades of green in summer with water channeled from above. Far from Dushanbe in hours and attitudes, Darvoz […]

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Road To Everywhere…China’s Investment Interest In Afghanistan

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on China’s interest in a peaceful Afghanistan: China has offered to build a road network for the Taliban if they can ensure peace in Afghanistan after the US military withdrawal, according to two senior tribal leaders in Pakistan with close ties to the militants. Diplomats from Beijing offered […]

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US and China Competition Over Energy Corridors In Central Asia

Via AKIPress News, a look at the fierce competition between US and China for energy corridors in Central Asia: Amid already heightened tensions between the United States and China, the Trump administration has now called “for a new alliance of democracies” to counter China’s aggressive policies, and, in a retaliatory move, Beijing has begun adding […]

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China’s Strategic Port Project Moves Step Closer to Reality as Myanmar OKs Joint Venture

Via The Irrawaddy, an article on China’s planned strategic deep-sea port project in Myanmar: The Myanmar government’s investment agency last week approved the registration of a joint venture between a Chinese company and a government-backed committee to develop China’s strategic deep-sea port project in western Rakhine State. The approval moves the long-delayed backbone project of […]

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Emirati DPlomacy and Chinese BRInkmanship

Via The Middle East Institute, a report on UAE’s DP World company: The coronavirus pandemic that originated in China could not have come at a worse moment for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Indeed, before its outbreak, relations between the UAE and China were in an excellent place. Underpinned by growing economic exchange, the bilateral […]

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Iranian-Indian-Russian Push An Alternative to Suez & BRI

Via Global Village Space, a report on an Iranian-Indian-Russian push to establish an International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC): Iran, together with India and Russia, is pushing forward with a sea and rail corridor that could substantially reduce the time and cost of shipping goods from India to Europe. If this Iranian-Indian-Russian push is successful, the […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.