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A Watershed Moment For Turkey

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Turkey's upcoming elections in May…

Geopolitics / Asia

The South China Sea: A Geopolitical Powder Keg

Jun 05, 2018 at 09:55 | Tim Daiss

It should come as no surprise that U.S. officials took China to task last weekend over its seemingly never-ending South China Sea build up. Saturday at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue,…

China Crushes Vietnam’s South China Sea Drilling Hopes

May 17, 2018 at 13:05 | Tim Daiss

At the EIC Energy Vietnam Conference held today in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), there was considerable talk from a multitude of players discussing in length oil and gas…

The Truth About Peace On The Korean Peninsula

May 07, 2018 at 15:59 | Gregory R. Copley

Suddenly, the lights of the diplomatic theater dim, and a wider cast of players — more than the program seemed to indicate — move in the shadows. Until now, it…

Work Resumes On Troubled Turkmenistan-China Pipeline

Feb 02, 2018 at 17:40 | Eurasianet

Work has resumed in Tajikistan on construction work on a natural gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan to China. Deputy Energy and Water Resources Minister Jamshed Shoimzoda said at a press…

Tajikistan’s Newest Hydropower Project

Feb 02, 2018 at 17:14 | Eurasianet

The first turbines at Tajikistan’s Roghun hydropower plant are set to go into operation on November 16 — a date chosen to coincide with a national holiday recently created in…

Turkey’s Unlikely Energy Allies

Jan 31, 2018 at 13:34 | Yale Global

Turkey, a functioning democracy and NATO’s only Muslim-majority member, was often presented as a model for the autocratic Arab Middle East by the United States. When the Arab Spring buffeted…

Azerbaijan: A Crucial Energy Hub

Jan 12, 2018 at 17:10 | James Durso

The estate agent’s mantra is “Location, location, location,” which is also Azerbaijan’s challenge and opportunity.  Recent developments in Azerbaijan’s neighborhood – the potential resolution of the status of the Caspian…

U.S. Asks China To Implement New Oil Sanctions On North Korea

Dec 21, 2017 at 09:08 | Irina Slav

Washington is talking with Beijing about new oil sanctions against North Korea, UN diplomats told AFP. The two are working on a draft resolution that they could present to…

Russia, China Grow Closer As The New Silk Road Unfolds

Dec 15, 2017 at 10:50 | ZeroHedge

China's Belt and Road Initiative heralds a new era with mega infrastructure projects dotting the landscape... If you are looking for the latest breakthroughs in trans-Eurasian geo-economics, you should keep…

Russia Plans First-Ever Sale Of Yuan Bonds

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:22 | ZeroHedge

As Russia braces for further sanctions from Washington D.C. over their alleged role in "meddling" in the 2016 U.S. election, they are reportedly prepping a $1 billion yuan-denominated bond issuance in…

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Set To Rekindle Energy Ties

Nov 10, 2017 at 16:47 | Eurasianet

In the latest heartening indication of improving energy cooperation in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is pledging to reintegrate its electricity grid with that of Tajikistan. Efforts have over the past decade…

Putin Aims To Profit From China’s Silk Road Initiative

Nov 10, 2017 at 16:18 | The Jamestown Foundation

Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft continues to think big and strike major deals on the global stage. It recently announced a program to sell bonds worth 1.3 trillion rubles ($22.53…

Kyrgyzstan Unveils Revamped Transnational Gas Pipeline

Sep 01, 2017 at 16:11 | Eurasianet

In a ceremony in Bishkek, top government officials in Kyrgyzstan and the head of Russian energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, this week oversaw the launch of an overhauled gas…

Turmoil In Asia: Chinese-Indian Relations Are Deteriorating

Aug 18, 2017 at 15:24 | ZeroHedge

While the international media remains concerned to the point of being fixated on the US-DPRK (North Korea) stand-off, in terms of sheer firepower, the much more pressing stand-off between…

Is China Overreaching In Its Global Power Play?

May 12, 2017 at 16:53 | The Jamestown Foundation

Despite the tough challenges facing the Chinese economy, President and “core leader” Xi Jinping is going ahead with ambitious plans to project Chinese power worldwide beginning with the landmark One…

Are China’s Ambitions To Combat Pollution Hurting Its Economy?

Apr 21, 2017 at 14:18 | Ag Metal Miner

Beijing is caught in something of a quandary. On the one hand, an admirable, and increasingly important social imperative, the Chinese government’s focus on air pollution, has resulted in a…

Is War Brewing In The South China Sea?

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:41 | ZeroHedge

Adding fuel to an already highly combustible situation in Southeast Asia, Reuters reported Tuesday that China has “largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has…

Tensions Grow In The Southern Gas Corridor

Mar 31, 2017 at 15:41 | The Jamestown Foundation

Europe’s longest running conflict was reactivated in Karabakh on February 25, with cease-fire violations along the line of contact. The skirmishes lasted a few days and left several soldiers dead…

North Korea's Regime In Jeopardy As China Bans Coal Imports

Feb 20, 2017 at 12:52 | ZeroHedge

On Saturday, China said that it was suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of its effort to implement United Nations Security Council sanctions aimed at stopping…

Are We Likely To See A Clash Over Resources In The South China Sea?

Feb 06, 2017 at 14:36 | Irina Slav

Sparks of hostility are flying between Beijing and Washington, kindled by China’s expansionist policies in the South China Sea – a major shipping route and a reservoir of oil and…

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