Archive for the ‘Georgia’ Category

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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BRI and The Role Of South Caucasus In Chinese/European Connectivity

Via Eurasia Review, a look at the role of South Caucasus in China’s BRI-led effort to connect China and Europe: China’s Belt and Road Initiative In 2013, China’s president Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st -Century Maritime Silk Road. After two years, an action plan was issued by the National Development […]

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Good News In Gloomy Times: Georgia’s Economy

Via Euractiv, an article on Georgia’s economy: In the current environment characterised by a starting recession in Europe, growing public deficits and debts and instability in Eurasia, one country goes against this trend: the Republic of Georgia, writes Vazil Hudak. According to international financial institutions, Georgia will achieve the fastest economic growth in the medium […]

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