Friday, March 17, 2017

One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR), China-EU trade relations, and (geo)political ‘positioning statements’

I have updated my ever-developing OBOR presentation, following countless discussions with senior policy makers in Europe and China. 

Inputs are provided on European trade and investment policies; TPP; Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); Persian Gulf Ports; Africa; Mediterranean; Iran; Russia; India; Pakistan; as well as certain (in my view) "missing links" in the Caspian and Black Seas. 

I also touch upon Global Shipping Alliances, mega-ships, and Panama and Suez Canals. Finally, some thoughts on European port policy and on the financing of ports are offered. To be continued (of course)...

(The presentation is freely downloadable from my ResearchGate profile)