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Five Significant MENA Belt And Road Projects

Via Silk Road Briefing, a look at some significant MENA-based BRI projects: The MENA region – the Middle-East and North Africa – has also been targeted as part of Beijing’s Belt & Road Initiative, with greater interconnectivity and supply chains to much needed oil and gas reserves being put in place. The MENA region has vast […]

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BRI: What’s Holding Up The Trains From Pakistan To Turkey Via Iran?

Via the South China Morning Post, commentary on how – while Iran Pakistan, and Turkey have announced that the rail project will be revived this year – it must still overcome infrastructural hurdles before it can kick-start important rail routes under China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Recently, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan announced they would revive […]

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Turkey’s Plans To Become ‘A Logistical Superpower’

Via Window on Eurasia, a look at Turkey plans to become ‘a Logistical Superpower’: Adil Karaismailoglu, Turkey’s minister for transportation and infrastructure, says that Ankara “plans to extend a railroad toward Nakhchivan” something that will require major infrastructure investment within Turkey but could ultimately connect that country to Azerbaijan if railways are repaired and built in […]

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Gas War With Russia Drives Turkey In The Caucasus

Via Asia Times, a report on Ankara’s hints that EU allies seeking to diversify from Russian gas should see Karabakh hostilities as a wake-up call: Turkey’s support for the war for Nagorno-Karabakh, a strategic mountainous enclave overlooking two Turkish-backed pipelines, is being propelled by a gas competition with Russia. “Russia is neither an ally, nor an […]

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Turkey: Natural Gas Find Could Help Energy Independence

Via The Middle East Monitor, an article on an extensive natural gas find by Turkey: After extensive exploration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cheerfully announced on Friday that his country had made the biggest natural gas discovery in its history. The gas discovered in the Black Sea was estimated by 320 billion cubic metres. Erdogan […]

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The End of Emerging Markets?

Via Foreign Policy, sober commentary on how economies such as Brazil, Indonesia, India, Russia, and Turkey face a daunting new reality. The story of the coronavirus has so far been told mostly from the perspective of rich countries, but its harshest effects will still likely be felt by the world’s poor. Africa’s cases rose by […]

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