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The Geopolitical Implications Of The Global Energy Transition

If for more than half a century oil and natural gas have been at the heart of the geopolitics of energy, it is sensible to investigate if and how this will change as a result of the global energy transition, a process driven by decarbonisation policies and by quick developments in renewable energy technologies and electric cars.

Read Here – Bruegel

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China Brings The Coal, Pakistan Pays The Price

Pakistan’s virgin beaches are located in District Gwadar, which is the major coastal town of Balochistan, and also said to be the epicenter of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). But the beaches are in danger of being badly affected by a newly planned 300MW coal power plant in Gwadar. Besides the beaches, there will be a significant impact on human lives and the environment.

Read Here – The Diplomat

China’s Great Leap Into Latin America

China’s interest in Latin America is both economic and strategic.  It was the accelerating Chinese economy’s voracious appetite for raw materials that keyed its entry to the region, a land of plenty when it comes to natural resources. Iron, soybeans, copper, and oil make up the bulk of Chinese imports from the region. In turn, securing access to Latin American markets for the export of Chinese manufactured products became a priority as well.

Read Here – RealClearWorld

A Chinese Marshall Plan?

Reports of Chinese companies negotiating buying more businesses and land in Pakistan have been welcomed by many but some who keep a closer watch on such developments have also been advising extreme caution.

Read Here – The Express Tribune

Pakistan And The Hidden Costs Of The CPEC

Nobody doubts that CPEC carries tremendous promise for Pakistan. And nobody doubts that our security forces have made major sacrifices in the war on terror, as well as facing the looming threat from a belligerent India these days. But greater transparency is needed in the financing of CPEC projects. Otherwise, hidden costs of all sorts will start getting bundled into whatever recovery machinery there is, whether power tariffs of gas surcharges or whatever else.

Read Here – Dawn

This Is What Will Define The Future U.S. Foreign Policy

“When America sneezes, the world catches a cold.” The expression might be a bit of a cliché, but it’s still accurate: what happens in the US affects other countries. Which is why whether you live in London or Luanda, US foreign policy matters.

Read Here – World Economic Forum

China And Its Five-Year Goals

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Pakistan’s Political Economy

A COUNTRY which was clocking a growth rate a shade above 5pc per annum for most of its history is now finding that this rate has dropped to below 4pc. It gives the impression that this is the new equilibrium rate that we may have to live with for some time. What explains this lacklustre performance of the economy, even though there are some positive fundamentals that should be able to accelerate economic growth?

Read Here – Dawn

Geoeconomics In Central Asia

Twenty-five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Central Asia is a region of relative stability. There are, of course, security, economic, and social challenges, which give local leaders sleepless nights; however, the narrative shift – from a troublesome region to an area of opportunity – is producing some surprising results.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Russia-Japan Relations Are Hanging By A Thread

As we wait for Russia to respond to the announcement last month of new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines, it seems that Russia-Japan relations have come to a crossroads.

Read Here – The Moscow Times

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