Parametric sovereign cat bonds: the way to insure the Belt and Road, according to Kirill Savrassov, insurance and sovereign risk expert

Parametric sovereign cat bonds: the way to insure the Belt and Road, according to Kirill Savrassov,  insurance and sovereign risk expert

by Kirill Savrassov Chief executive, PhoenixCRetro, London, UK Countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe that have been recipients of Chinese investment via projects associated with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) should use parametric sovereign cat bonds to insure themselves against the risk of natural disasters, believes Kirill Savrassov, an insurance-linked securities (ILS) and sovereign […]

ANALYSIS OF CONFLICTS ARISING FROM THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

ANALYSIS OF CONFLICTS ARISING FROM THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

by Giulio Stefano Ravot University of Cagliari, Trinity College Dublin   Seven years have passed since the launch of the BRI, ipso facto several authors have questioned, even critically, how the disputes arising from the Chinese initiative should be managed and resolved. In this sense, a quote of Professor Malik Dahlan from Queen Mary University of […]

Belt & Road Initiative projects and tenders: opening the BRI to non-Chinese companies

Belt & Road Initiative projects and tenders: opening the BRI to non-Chinese companies

By Dr. Sebastien Goulard, founder of OBOREurope The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is sometimes considered a project that was made exclusively for Chinese companies and financed solely by Chinese institutions. However, this assumption is wrong as it does not take into account the evolutive nature of the BRI. The Belt and Road is getting […]

More Westlessness and China’s becoming a New European Power after the pandemic?

More Westlessness and China’s becoming a New European Power after the pandemic?

by Marcela Ganea   The current pandemic reveals the countries’ resilience but it is also reshaping economic sectors. It’s a confusing moment in history but experienced minds see how China, with a strong political leadership, remains economically competitive, believes Liviu Muresan, head of the Bucharest-based EURISC think tank, who has been working with several major […]

Geopolitics without territory?

Geopolitics without territory?

At the beginning of the year, there are always plenty of new essays portraying the international scenario of the new year. This fact is very optimistic if it is considered that new previsions are taken into account about the possible course of the world. An adequate international approach implies the elaboration of hypothesis or precise […]

France, geography and geopolitics

France, geography and geopolitics

Geographically France is a blessed country, factor which partially explains its crucial role in Europe’s history since the founding of the Frankish Kingdom in the Early Middle Ages. It has few to no geographic barriers, characteristic which – with perhaps the exception of Brittany in the north-west – facilitated social cohesion and the realization of […]

Threat theory – a geopolitical vista

Threat theory – a geopolitical vista

The concept of threat Above the slightly megalomaniac self proclamation of the Anthropocene era, the human individual constituent of the species is trapped in a fortress of Darwinism and its constant battle for survival and perpetual quest for perennity. Evolution represents competition. Competition is by nature at least dual if not, predominately, multipolar. So, if […]

Russia’s new geopolitical project

Russia’s new geopolitical project

„Russia is neither East nor West, but something in between, independent and diverse” (Aleksander Dughin, „Fundamentals of geopolitics. Russia’s Geopolitical Future, Volume I”) Vladimir Putin’s third term at the Kremlin brings Russia’s new geopolitical project, stated in his article, „Россия и меняющийся мир” („Russia and the changing world”). Moscow’s foreign policy depends largely on geopolitics […]