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Balochistan: Key to Regional Socio-Economic Development and Connectivity
Balochistan: Key to Regional Socio-Economic Development and Connectivity

Balochistan, located on the intersection of the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia, has the potentialof becoming a regional hub for trade in goods and energy with its strategic location making it pivotal both for the East-West and North-South trade routes. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and in particular the rapid development of Gwadar

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Four Years of the Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Europe
Four Years of the Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Europe

This seminar will discuss the state of play of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, including an assessment of the reasons behind the paradoxical public discontent towards Chinese investments in host countries, and means to strengthen people-to-people exchanges, R&D cooperation and other soft areas of cooperation (culture, education...).

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Kazakhstan: Entering a New Era of Modernisation
Kazakhstan: Entering a New Era of Modernisation

In January 2017, President Nazarbayev announced the country’s third modernization strategy, following their ambitious Strategy 2050 introduced in 2012, with the goal of becoming among the 30 most developed countries in the world in the medium-term, focusing on competitiveness, industrial development, decentralizing state management, liberalization and diversification towards manufacturing and innovative industries and the services

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Small Island Developing States: Leading the Battle Against Climate Change
Small Island Developing States: Leading the Battle Against Climate Change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are being threatened with extinction because of rising sea-levels. While there has been a heightened focus on the risks SIDS face in recent years, more awareness is needed. The Maldives is well placed to raise awareness on climate change, as the chair of the Alliance of Small Island States.

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