Archive for the ‘Georgia’ Category

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia To Establish ‘Eurasian Rail Alliance’ Joint Venture

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on Kazakhstan’s, Azerbaijan’s, and Georgia’s plan to establish a ‘Eurasian Rail Alliance’ joint venture: Legal and diplomatic work is underway to establish a joint venture through the railway administrations of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kazakhstan, Batyr Kotyrev, the Chief engineer of the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) company and a Director of […]

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Georgia Bets Big On Being A Digital Data Future

Courtesy of The New York Times, an interesting article on Georgia’s use of tax breaks, land deals and cheap energy to become a digital data leader: For three years, a windowless warehouse on the edge of town has been whirring with enough energy to power nearly 50,000 homes. Day and night, the warehouse, and dozens […]

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The Finance Wunderkind Putting Georgia On The Map

Via Ozy, an interesting article on George Bachiashvili’s focus on the Republic of Georgia: George Bachiashvili always seems to get ahead of himself. He started school at 4, opened his first business (an Internet café) at 13 and finished high school at 15. But with his more recent spate of successes, there’s been a certain […]

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China Funded Lapis-Lazuli Transport Corridor Unites Caucasus & Central Asia

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on the Lapis-Lazuli Transport Corridor: China’s reach into Central Asia and the Caucasus has taken a major step forward with a new initiative poetically known as “The Lapis-Lazuli Transit, Trade & Transport Route” (or the “Lapis Lazuli Corridor”). This aims to enhance regional economic cooperation and connectivity between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, […]

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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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