George Galloway and Steve Bannon shared a debating platform in Almaty that covered a wide range of issues including global trade, China-US relations, European elections, the rise of Donald Trump, working class politics, Brexit, Russiagate and more.
The timing of elderly Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s resignation took many observers by surprise even if the event itself shouldn’t have been unexpected, but there aren’t any credible grounds for speculating that this development will lead to any profound domestic or international changes, at least not yet. The Inevitable Transition […]
The establishment of a financial consortium and joint working group between the railway administrations of Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan could one day lead to the creation of a Russia-Pakistan (RuPak) railway via Central Asia that would complement the Indo-Iranian North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) to Russia but also potentially […]
India has plans to expand the eastern branch of the North-South Transport Corridor to Kazakhstan and the rest of Central Asia. This possibility was discussed in mid-November during the bilateral Investment Forum and signifies the natural outgrowth of India’s connectivity investments in Iran. Reaching the Russian marketplace is the prime […]
Has India Copied a Pakistani Proposal to Integrate Belt and Road With The North South Transport Corridor?
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the foremost artery of the Belt and Road initiative. The route itself travels from China’s Xianjing province through Pakistan’s northern border with China before heading south across the length of Pakistan to the Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea. At the same time, India has been […]
China’s Belt and Road initiative represents a multi-continental project that will help to link south-east Asia with northern Europe and Africa through multiple maritime belts and terrestrial roads that seek to resurrect the spirit of the ancient silk roads and harness this magnetism to the most modern forms of transport […]
A new era for the Caspian states The collapse of the Soviet Union shifted the balance of power in the Caspian Sea as the body of water that had previously been surrounded by two nations was now surrounded by five. Today, after decades of often tense negotiations, The Russian Federation, […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken at the main plenary session of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation members, observers and dialogue partners. In his remarks, President Xi stressed the importance of of a cooperative approach to both economic expansion and security matters. Xi emphasised that far from trying to establish an atmosphere […]