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Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest July

Massive protests have taken place in Hong Kong due to the extradition bill. Tensions between U.S. and China increased. Boris Johnson has been appointed as the new PM of UK. Iran related disputes are still alive. TANAP pipeline project that will carry natural gas to Europe via Turkey has been ended.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Hong Kong protests reached levels not recorded since large demonstrations in 2014.
  • Unexpected re-escalation of US-China trade tensions.
  • The maritime and energy security of the Gulf was one of the hot topics of July due to Iran related disputes.
  • Boris Johnson is appointed as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The main agenda of the new government would be the Brexit deal, which deadline is October 31.

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