Entries tagged "South Caucasus"

  • Azerbaijan’s Port on China’s Road | Sept. 4, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

    Descriptions of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) often center on China’s agency in other countries—its investments, loans, and even soft-power. However, Azerbaijan’s Baku International Sea Trade Port in Alat, a retroactively labeled “BRI” infrastructure project, is anything but centrally controlled by China.

  • View All Analysis | July 31, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Explorers' View of China's Belt and Road Initiative | Nov. 17, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

    In China, where high-speed rail and brand-new highways are visibly transforming the lives of workers and families, the potential of the Belt and road is apparent. However, outside of China, the BRI remains largely hype for now.

  • EBRD to Expand Cooperation with AIIB | Nov. 14, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

    According to EBRD Vice President Pierre Heilbronn, the bank is eager to expand cooperation with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Central Asia.

  • The Iron Silk Road’s Centerpiece | Aug. 8, 2017, 9 a.m.

    When operational, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway could unlock new trade patterns and shift Eurasia’s economic center of gravity inward. The potential gains are significant, but so are the obstacles in laying the Middle Corridor of the New Silk Road.

  • The Case for a Trans-Caspian Bridge | July 11, 2017, 9 a.m.

    A trans-Caspian bridge could transform the landlocked condition of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, a revolutionary change psychologically and materially.

  • The South Caucasus in a Reconnecting Eurasia | Oct. 11, 2016, midnight

    The South Caucasus is an important corridor connecting Europe to Asia and a source of and transit route for Caspian oil and gas. Yet today, violence continues to lurk just below the surface, jeopardizing efforts to build new transit corridors through the region.

  • Georgia in a Reconnecting Eurasia | June 30, 2016, midnight

    In pursuit of its goal of becoming a hub for trade between East and West, Georgia has emphasized the development of transit infrastructure and its involvement in initiatives aimed at the integration of regional transport and energy infrastructure.

  • Azerbaijan in a Reconnecting Eurasia | June 30, 2016, midnight

    Azerbaijan's strategic location and vast energy reserves are two of its most valuable assets, and Baku seeks to leverage them as part of its quest to become a major trade and transit hub for the wider Eurasian region.

  • Armenia in a Reconnecting Eurasia | June 30, 2016, midnight

    New infrastructure projects built across the South Caucasus over the past two decades have largely bypassed Armenia, causing the country to miss out on the benefits of connectivity that are otherwise transforming the area into an increasingly important corridor for east-west trade and transit.