Archive for the ‘Georgia’ Category

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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Why the Middle Corridor Is a Double-Edged Sword

Via The Diplomat, a report that Europe is pushing hard to advance the Middle Corridor, but other countries like China, Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan will almost certainly benefit from the infrastructure being built: In late November, the World Bank published an economic analysis on the potential of the Middle Corridor to develop over the next decade. The […]

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Georgia Intensifies Its Relationship With China Over Deep Water Port

Via The Jamestown Foundation, an article on Georgia’s growing relationship with China over the deep-water Port of Anaklia: On September 6, China’s ambassador to Georgia, Zhou Qian, made an important declaration regarding Beijing’s interest in the development of the deep-water Port of Anaklia in Georgia. Zhou made clear that China considers the port a “critical […]

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The Middle Corridor: A Geopolitical Game-Changer in Eurasian Trade

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a look at the impact that the Middle Corridor may have on evolving geopolitical trade dynamics: In an era marked by rapidly evolving trade dynamics and escalating geopolitical tensions, the rise of the Middle Corridor as a viable alternative trade route is more than just a noteworthy development; it’s a geopolitical game-changer. Bridging the […]

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China Boosts BRI Talks With Indonesia, Guyana and Georgia

Via the South China Morning Post, a report on China’s outreach to Indonesia, Guyana, and Georgia: The global infrastructure strategy is Chinese president’s main talking point during meetings with Joko Widodo, Irfaan Ali and Irakli Garibashvili Xi also discusses the plan with leaders of Mauritania and Burundi on sidelines of World University Games in Chengdu […]

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Georgia’s Black Sea Dream

Via CEPA, a look at Georgia’s interests to build a deep-sea port at Anaklia on the eastern coast of the Black Sea: Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced that Georgia plans to build the long-awaited port of Anaklia on the Black Sea. This is a strategically and commercially important venture for the region. The $2.5bn project will be the […]

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