Archive for the ‘New Silk Road’ Category

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Energy Geopolitics in Asia

Via The Wilson Center, a look at CPEC and energy geopolitics in Asia: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mammoth $62 billion transport corridor project. It entails the construction of roads, power projects, ports and other infrastructure across Pakistan. CPEC is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an even more ambitious envisioned transport corridor […]

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China’s Ambitious New ‘Port’: Landlocked Kazakhstan

Via The New York Times, a close examination of Kazakhstan’s role in China’s BRI: China’s largest shipping company has poured billions of dollars into buying seaports in Greece and other maritime nations around the world. But the location of its latest big foreign investment has given a curious twist to the expanding ambitions of the China Ocean […]

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The Belt and Road Through Eurasia: Who Wins and How?

Via Eurasianet.org, commentary on winners and losers from the BRI: China’s Belt and Road infrastructure development initiative will have its winners and losers. But for now, Beijing is trying to bolster international support for the project, which will link its western provinces to Europe, by keeping some aspects of the specific routing of rail corridors ambiguous.   China […]

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Afghanistan: A Hub For Central Asia?

Via India’s Daily Opinion, commentary  on efforts to position Afghanistan as a hub of Central Asia: South Asian economies are growing rapidly. According to the World Bank’s recent reports, the overall average economic growth rate for South Asian countries is forecasted to be 7.1 percent by 2018. This rapid growth has created a thirst for regional economic […]

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A Golden Era in Eurasia? The Yamal LNG Project

Via New Eastern Outlook, a report on a new $27 billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility just established in Russia’s Artic Yamal Peninsula: The $27 billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility just established in Russia’s Artic Yamal Peninsula may seem like just another energy project. However, it should not be glossed over. This new LNG […]

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Reuniting Afghanistan with Central Asia

Via the Times of Central Asia, a look at efforts to reunite Afghanistan with Central Asia: In the time of the Great Game, Afghanistan was in the center of the struggle between the Russian and British empires for their influence on Central Asia. Nowadays, post-Soviet republics of Central Asia seek to build stronger economic ties […]

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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.