Central Asia

Farewell to agriculture? Productivity trends and the competitiveness of agriculture in Central Asia

Agricultural productivity in the Central Asian republics of the USSR stopped growing from the late 1970s and declined in the 1990s when the transition...

The Idlib conundrum

On Friday, 7 September, the Astana Troika summit in Tehran brought together the leaders of Iran, Russia, and Turkey to discuss the current situation...

Syria’s reconstruction: No willing payers in sight

Lately there has been a lot of rhetoric about the start of the reconstruction process in Syria. Such a statement was made by Iranian...

US strategy and the business environment in Iran

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in Oct 2015 between Iran and the six major nuclear powers: the US, UK, France,...
big data in china

Big data in China: From myth to political economy

Big data: A contested mythical narrative in a developing country Similar to in other parts of the world, big data entered China as a technical...
newstand africa

China’s media in Africa: Expansion, perception, and reception

Chinese media has increased its footprint in Africa in recent years, which is widely seen as a way for China to extend its ‘soft...
North Korea

After the US-North Korea summit: Not all quiet on the nuclear front

While the agreement that Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un reached in Singapore de-escalated the situation between the two countries in the immediate term, it...

Gaukhar Nurgalieva on Capacity building for Infrastructure Development in Eurasia

Ms. Gaukhar Nurgalieva, Head of Eurasian Studies Lab, SKOLKOVO institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) https://t20argentina.org/  

Augusto Soto on OBOR: A peculiar case of PPP for China and the West

Prof. Augusto Soto, Member of United Nations Global Experts, Lecturer at ESADE, Director Dialogue with China Project Speech on OBOR: A peculiar case of...

Valentine Udoh James on Improving the Prevailing Conditions for Infrastructure Development in Africa

Dr. Valentine Udoh James, Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA)