China’s Belt and Road to the Islamic world – Geographical

Why is China so keen on courting Islamic countries for its Belt and Road? The team at Kontinentalist brings you some answers with this interactive guide — Read on geographical.co.uk/places/item/3199-bri-islam

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The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical … Continue reading The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

Saudi Aramco looks downstream, and East – Schumpeter

IN MOST WESTERN eyes Saudi Aramco inspires either awe or disdain. Financiers are in the first camp. They gobbled up the state-owned behemoth’s first-ever global bonds last week, gasped at its $111bn annual profit and, for all their professed concern about climate change, gushed over how cheaply it can pump oil for decades to come. … Continue reading Saudi Aramco looks downstream, and East – Schumpeter

Building an Inclusive BRI amid challenges

By Prabir De Few days from now China will host the second BRI Summit in Beijing. Conversations with Chinese BRI experts in Beijing suggest that this time participation of foreign heads will exceed the number... — Read on economictimes.indiatimes.com/blogs/et-commentary/building-an-inclusive-bri-amid-challenges/