From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads are rising

With its focus on Central Asia and Eastern Europe, the Belt and Road Initiative can be seen as fulfilling a strategy of challenging the West that can be traced back to Mao By Pepe Escobar   The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress made it clear that the New Silk Roads – aka, the Belt and … Continue reading From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads are rising

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How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are playing the New Silk Roads

A pacified Syria is key to the economic integration of Eurasia through energy and transportation connections By Pepe Escobar   Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani will hold a summit this Wednesday in Sochi to discuss Syria. Russia, Turkey and Iran are the three power players at the Astana negotiations – where multiple … Continue reading How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are playing the New Silk Roads

Shaping the Future: Moscow and Beijing’s Multipolar World Order

BY WKCHILD Source: The Stratgic Culture Foundation, by Federico Pieraccini Once in a while, think tanks such as the Brookings Institute are able to deal with highly strategic and current issues. Often, the conferences held by such organizations are based on false pretences and copious banality, the sole intention being to undermine and downplay the efforts of strategic opponents … Continue reading Shaping the Future: Moscow and Beijing’s Multipolar World Order