From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move

The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union is spreading its wings and gaining strength, with some key projects, big players and big plans in the pipeline By Pepe Escobar As presidents Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Ankara for a second Russia-Iran-Turkey summit on the future of Syria, Moscow hosted its 7th International … Continue reading From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move

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Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Iran could soon join Russia-led free trade zone The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) could welcome Iran as a new member in May, according to Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak. “The move to enter into a temporary agreement making for a free trade zone to be set up between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union, … Continue reading Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

Silk Road fever grips the Russian Far East and boosts economy

China's Belt and Road Initiative heralds a new era with mega infrastructure projects dotting the landscape By Pepe Escobar If  you are looking for the latest breakthroughs in trans-Eurasian geoeconomics, you should keep an eye on the East – the Russian Far East. One interesting project is the new state-of-the-art $1.5 billion Bystrinsky plant. Located about 400 kilometers … Continue reading Silk Road fever grips the Russian Far East and boosts economy

The $10 Trillion Investment Plan to Integrate the Eurasian Supercontinent

  The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), by lending out money using an alternative currency to the dollar, opens up huge spaces for investment and the strategic transformation of the region FEDERICO PIERACCINI   The overland integration of the BRI, led by China and Russia, aims to create different transit routes for goods as well as different … Continue reading The $10 Trillion Investment Plan to Integrate the Eurasian Supercontinent

How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are playing the New Silk Roads

A pacified Syria is key to the economic integration of Eurasia through energy and transportation connections By Pepe Escobar   Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani will hold a summit this Wednesday in Sochi to discuss Syria. Russia, Turkey and Iran are the three power players at the Astana negotiations – where multiple … Continue reading How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are playing the New Silk Roads