Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Shephard Media: "Peru bets on local industry to supply naval needs"

 

"Peru bets on local industry to supply naval needs"

Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Naval Warfare

Shephard Media

 1 February 2023

Originally published: https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/naval-warfare/peru-bets-on-local-industry-to-supply-naval-needs/

Peru is backing domestic shipyard SIPA to build new vessels across multiple classes, but may yet need foreign design and construction expertise for programme success.

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Monday, January 30, 2023

The Diplomat: "Kazakhstan’s Uranium Industry and the Middle Corridor Come Together "

 

"Kazakhstan’s Uranium Industry and the Middle Corridor Come Together"

Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Crossroads Asia

The Diplomat

30 January, 2023

Originally published: https://thediplomat.com/2023/01/kazakhstans-uranium-industry-and-the-middle-corridor-come-together/

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), commonly known as the Middle Corridor, is going nuclear as Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company, Kazatomprom, announced in December the delivery of natural uranium to Canada. As Russian ports and transport routes are under sanctions due to the war in Ukraine, Kazakhstan is looking for alternative ways to reach international markets; thus Astana has supported the Middle Corridor since the war commenced. The recent uranium delivery is not the first and will likely not be the last.

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Friday, January 27, 2023

International Policy Digest: "Can the Caspian Sea and Ural River be Saved?"

 

"Can the Caspian Sea and Ural River be Saved?"

Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

International Policy Digest

27 January, 2023

Originally published: https://intpolicydigest.org/can-the-caspian-sea-and-ural-river-be-saved/

The Caspian Sea is Kazakhstan’s connection to the Caucasus and Europe. Thus, its protection is paramount to the country’s economic health, not to mention its fishing industry and overall environment. As Kazakhstan seeks to go “green” and become carbon neutral by 2060, its environmental policies must also evolve. This evolution needs to include bilateral cooperation, as working together with Russia over the Ural River is necessary to keep the Caspian Sea safe.

A landlocked nation, Kazakhstan has three key water bodies: the Aral Sea, Lake Balkhash, and the Caspian Sea (which is fed by the Ural River). Two of these bodies are already at risk; the country of 19 million cannot afford to also lose the Caspian.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023