Archive for the ‘Armenia’ Category

Armenia’s Controversial Dry Port Project Hinges on Foreign Investment

Via Oil, a report on Armenia’s plans to build a dry port to become a transit and trade hub, reducing reliance on Russia: Armenia aims to build a dry port to become a transit and trade hub, reducing reliance on Russia. The project faces challenges including securing large foreign investment and navigating a complex […]

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Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

Via Project Syndicate, commentary on Russia’s growing transshipment of Western goods viacountries like Armenia, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan? For about 1,500 years, high-value goods were moved from China (and perhaps other parts of Asia) to Europe and the Middle East via the Silk Road. The precise route varied over time, but it always ran through and involved […]

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Baku, Yerevan, and Moscow Clash Over Regional Transit

Via Jamestown Foundation, a report on Armenian-Azerbaijani discussions over regional transit corridors: Frustrations in Baku, Yerevan, and Moscow are growing over delays in Armenian-Azerbaijani peace negotiations, as key differences remain on unblocking regional transit corridors. Azerbaijan remains committed to opening the Zangezur Corridor, while the Kremlin calls for Russian border guards to oversee administration of […]

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