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May 27, 2023

China has gradually emerged as an important player in the Eastern Mediterranean, where its economic power has allowed it to develop positive relations with virtually every regional country. As Turkey’s presidential election heads toward a runoff on May 28, a new interview with Jens Bastian explores how China’s growing influence might affect the geopolitical dynamics in the region.

Speaking this week at a conference in Dhaka that was organized by NBR, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, and Independent University, Bangladesh, the U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas said, “We need to collectively assess renewable and clean energy resources across the region to determine what makes the most sense for the people of South Asia.” This week’s Asia on Tap features essays on Bangledesh’s energy transition from NBR’s project on Clean EDGE Asia.

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