Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy

Nicola P. Contessi, PH.D., Astana, Kazakhstan

View in full: Statecraft in The Age of Connectivity: The Case of Kazakhstan’s Diversified Railways Diplomacy
Read the full article

In a world increasingly shaped by infrastructure initiatives – spearheaded by, but not limited to, the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative– connectivity is fast becoming a key area of statecraft.

Transport infrastructures have a real structuring effect on international life. By drawing new transport corridors, these initiatives are creating new modes and patterns of access.

Access determines the ways and the conditions under which A can enter B’s (and vice versa) markets; how A is able to shape the attribution of contracts for the extraction of the resources contained in B’s territory and how they are exported to world markets; and how A is able to use B’s territory for other economic or military purposes. 


  Ports of the Future      Automation and Optimisation, Environment, Health & Safety, Finance, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Supply Chain

I already have a Free Member Account

   Remember Me

Lost password?

Free Members Account Registration

Please register for a free members account to access all free content.
Once registered, you will not have to re-enter your details to download free papers.
Please note: You will receive an activation code via email. If you do not receive this email straight away, please check your spam folder.

I would like to:

 
 I consent to Port Technology International collecting and storing my data from this form.
By submitting your details, you are accepting these Terms & Conditions and agreeing to our Privacy and Cookies policies. You can opt out of these communications at any time.

Register for a Full Paid Members Account

Click here to choose from 3 membership packages and access over 1,700 technical papers.

Purchase a Premium Membership


Ports of the Future

PTI EDITION 80

This edition of The Journal of Ports & Terminals sees the world’s leading smart ports articulate their operations, practices and plans for the future in order to show what makes them the world’s leading digital ports. The edition also features insight into a variety of key topics and includes DP World, ABB, Navis, Accenture and a host of leading academics.

 Download App  Download App