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A framework for Black Sea Collaboration: BSEC

Alexandra Colcer Since ancient times, the Black Sea has been considered a geopolitical hotspot due to its strategic position connecting Europe and Asia. Moreover, the basin is also linked to the Azov Sea through the Kerch Strait, the Marmara Sea through the Bosphorus and the Aegean Sea and therefore the Mediterranean Sea through the Dardanelles… Continue reading A framework for Black Sea Collaboration: BSEC

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THE ROLE OF SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Andrei Alexandru Babadac International scientific cooperation is a fundamental element in achieving development objectives which are too far fetched for the reach of a single country. As a member of the European Union, Romania is actively engaged in promoting research, particularly in the development of the ELI-NP project, at similar levels with Czechia and Hungary.… Continue reading THE ROLE OF SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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AN ASSESMENT OF THE FRENCH SYSTEM FOR ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE

Andrei Babadac INTRODUCTION The years after World War 2 saw a transformation of the conflict among the developed countries, moving steadfastly from a military to an economic race. Being confronted with the new realities, France had to move forward from a vast colonial empire to a world where it could no longer play a prime… Continue reading AN ASSESMENT OF THE FRENCH SYSTEM FOR ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE

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The CAREC Programme: Corridor 5

Raluca Şancariuc Corridor 5 connects East Asia with the Middle East and South Asia. It starts from THE Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in People’s Republic of China and continues in the Kyrgyz Republic passing through Yierkeshitan (China) – Irkeshtam (Kyrgyzstan) border crossing point, from where it advances towards the Republic of Tajikistan through Karamyk (Kyrgyzstan)… Continue reading The CAREC Programme: Corridor 5

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The CAREC Programme: Corridor 4

Alexandra Colcer Corridor 4 connects the Russian Federation with East Asia, more specifically with Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in People’s Republic of China. o Corridor 4a connects the city of Urumqi in North-West of China with the Russian Federation via West Mongolia. The border crossing points are Takeshikent (China)… Continue reading The CAREC Programme: Corridor 4

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A brief presentation of the Quadrilateral Cooperation And Coordination Mechanism

Claudiu-Andrei Racoviţă On the 3rd of august 2016, a new important alliance was formed in Asia – the Quadrilateral Cooperation And Coordination Mechanism – between China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in order to combat terrorism.  The inauguration meeting took place in Urumqi, the capital of the autonomous Chinese region Xinjiang, an event which brought together… Continue reading A brief presentation of the Quadrilateral Cooperation And Coordination Mechanism

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CASA-1000: perspectives

Project description The Central Asia-South Asia power project, commonly known by the acronym CASA-1000, is a $1.16 billion project currently under construction that will allow for the export of surplus hydroelectricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The CASA-1000 project will include: 500kV AC line from Datka (in the Kyrgyz Republic) to Sugd-500… Continue reading CASA-1000: perspectives