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    Azerbaijan’s Caspian Baku Port To Expand Cargo Traffic Infrastructure & Transshipment

    Significant increases of shipping, road and rail transportation necessitate new facilities as Baku booms Azerbaijan is considering the implementation of numerous projects to boost Baku Ports freight cargo transshipments, Khudayar Gasanli, the Head of Baku Port Strategic Planning and Development has stated. According to Gansali, the demand for routes running through Azerbaijan is rapidly increasing[…..]

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    Civil Unrest In Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan has seen mass civil unrest in its Western Karakalpakstan Province. Uzbekistan’s Prosecutor General, Abror Mamatov has said that “During the mass disturbances in Nukus, 18 people were killed, and 243 injured.” Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed an executive order introducing the state of emergency in Karakalpakstan, where riots emerged following proposed amendments to[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – July 4 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Geopolitics NATO’s Strategic Concept 2022 Views 75% Of The BRICS Economies A Security Threat – Analysis (Silk Road Briefing) As NATO Grows, China and Russia Seek to Bring Iran, Saudi Arabia Into Fold (Newsweek) China Has Urged The West To Read The New 14th BRICS Summit Declaration Carefully. This Is What[…..]

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    NATO’s Strategic Concept 2022 Views 75% Of The BRICS Economies A Security Threat – Analysis

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis   The annual NATO summit has been taking place in Spain, including NATO members Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Türkiye, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year,[…..]

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    Kyrgyz Government Proposes Route For China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway

    The Kyrgyzstan government has approved a preliminary route of the Kyrgyz section of the prospective China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway.

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    China Has Urged The West To Read The New 14th BRICS Summit Declaration Carefully. This Is What It Says.

    By Chris Devonshire-Ellis    While the G7 group of nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States together with the European Union) has been meeting in Germany, the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) have been meeting in China for the 14th Summit. The contrasts could not[…..]

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    G7 Plans To Deliver US$200 Billion Per Annum Until 2027 To Global Infrastructure Finance

    The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment appears mainly to be rehashed old schemes previously known as “Build Back Better World” and the “Global Gateway”. So, what is actually new? By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The G7, fresh from meetings in Germany, have announced plans to introduce USD 600 billion in funding by 2027 to deliver transparent[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – June 27 2022

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion America Shouldn’t Copy China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Foreign Affairs) Biden Said The G-7 Would Counter Chinese Influence. This Year, He’ll Try Again (GPB) A New Kind of Belt and Road Initiative After the Pandemic (Bruegel) The Meaning of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Daily Sabah) The Belt[…..]

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    Tajikistan Foreign Trade Up 20.8% On 2021

    Covid recovery continues in Central Asia and especially countries with significant China and Russia trade. Tajikistan’s foreign trade turnover increased from January through May 2022, according to the Customs Service of Tajikistan. Tajikistan’s main trade partners, in order are Russia, Kazakhstan, and China, followed by Turkey, Uzbekistan and Switzerland. This year to date, Tajikistan’s foreign[…..]

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    Kazakh Rail Transport Up Despite Loss Of Routes Through To EU Via Russia

    Growth in Covid traffic resumptions may be masking EU downturn issues Kazakh railways, a major conduit of freight between China and the EU via Russia until March this year, has nonetheless reported a rise in both freight volume and revenues in the first four months of 2022. Figures though are too early to evaluate this[…..]

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