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 […]

The new phase of the Belt and Road Initiative- framed as a threat

The new phase of the Belt and Road Initiative- framed as a threat

Some Western critics project the Belt and Road Initiative and its projects as being “non-transparent”, “undermining EU regulations” and supporting “illiberal regimes in Eastern Europe”. As a result, there has been a move from rhetorical criticism to a “call for action” against Belt and Road projects, such as an appeal for stricter regulations and imposing […]

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”   by Marcela GANEA   On 13 June, the “Golden Victory” operation began in Yemen after the deadline set by the United Arab Emirates for the Houthis to release Hodeidah port under their control expired. […]

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

  At the end of April, The Washington Post was writing in detail about the mechanism by which the 25 Qatari hostages, including 9 members of the royal family, kidnapped by gunmen in a desert area in Iraq near the Saudi border in December 2015 during a hunting trip, were released after 17 months, in […]

On The Latest Chinese Space Research – 2018

On The Latest Chinese Space Research – 2018

According to Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, the first Romanian astronaut, former president of ASE- the Association of the Space Explorers (the professional association of astronauts), and former chairman of UN COPUOS (Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space) between 2010-2012 , “China is strikingly advanced in space activities and focused on manned human space flights”. Prunariu […]

Sharjah brings together global leaders and communication experts

Sharjah brings together global leaders and communication experts

Effective government communication plays a role in sustainable development The Emirate of Sharjah reminds us that governmental communication mechanisms are part of good geopolitical relations and a first step to solve mankind’s major current problems, collectively denominated as Sustainable Development Goals by the UN: zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean […]

Donald Trump won the elections. Yeah, so?

Donald Trump won the elections. Yeah, so?

As everyone already knows, Donald Trump won the US presidential elections, apparently taking almost everyone by surprise. The victory speech was followed by two things: jokes and an even larger number of apocalyptic scenarios that were spread by various news channels or some so-called foreign policy analysts. Some even predicted a “180 degrees change in […]

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