Blood on the tracks of the New Silk Roads

By Pepe Escobar China’s cardinal foreign policy imperative is to refrain from interfering abroad while advancing the proverbial good relations with key political actors – even when they may be at each other’s throats. Still, it’s nothing but gut-wrenching for Beijing to watch the current, unpredictable, Saudi-Qatari standoff. There’s no endgame in sight, as plausible … Continue reading Blood on the tracks of the New Silk Roads

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Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)

Pottinger, Branstad could help cement US role in China’s OBOR   By Doug Tsuruoka   US participation in China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan and reciprocity on bilateral trade issues are made more likely by the emergence of Matthew Pottinger and Terry Branstad as key players in formulating the Donald Trump administration’s policy toward Beijing, … Continue reading Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)

How Russia, China Brought Washington’s Plan to Destabilize Eurasia to a Halt

Although Moscow and Beijing have managed to upset the US plan to disrupt Eurasian economic integration, the US political elite is not going to give up, Ukrainian political observer Rostislav Ishchenko writes for RIA Novosti. He described how Washington might try to ruin the One Belt One Road comprehensive strategy   The Russo-Chinese rapprochement has … Continue reading How Russia, China Brought Washington’s Plan to Destabilize Eurasia to a Halt

Will Obor really reach Southeast Asia?

China has dangled various rich infrastructure initiatives to the region, but few so far have commenced due to tussles over costs, labour and sovereignty By Richard Javad Heydarian Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged at least US$113 billion in additional funds for his US$1.3 trillion One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, also known as the new … Continue reading Will Obor really reach Southeast Asia?

African Horizons of the New Silk Road

  The New Silk Road project (the NSR) mapped out by China in 2013 envisaged the development of a network of land transport routes originating in China and interconnecting Eurasian countries, thus creating a single Eurasian economic space. A Maritime Silk Route is being developed within the framework of the NSR. Its mission is to … Continue reading African Horizons of the New Silk Road