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Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China's New Silk Road?

Robert Skidelsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Robert Skidelsky

LONDON -- Eurasia is an idea whose time, it is said, has come around again. Recent historical research has rescued the old Silk Road from historical oblivion. The late American sociologist Janet Abu-Lughod identified eight overlapping "circuits of trade" between northwest Europe and China that, under the aegis of a Pax Mongolica, flourished between the 13th and 14th centuries.

Weiqi Versus Chess

David Gosset | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
David Gosset

Generally non-confrontational, ready for paradigm change and fundamentally non-ideological, China, which has regained centrality, is increasingly at the source of initiatives shaping the global agenda.

China's Grand Strategy: The New Silk Road

David Gosset | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
David Gosset

Far from being an empty rhetorical effect, Xi Jinping's New Silk Road will not only be one of the most discussed topics of 2015, but it will profoundly mark China's coming decade and reshape Eurasia.

South Asia: On the Cusp of Regional Connectivity

Nisha Biswal | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Nisha Biswal

The United States sees a South Asia with unlimited potential, not only to dramatically increase trade within the region but to also reach out to regional neighbors in Central and Southeast Asia.

New Silk Road Selling Even More Illegal Drugs Than Old Silk Road

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology

Silk Road is back, and it's busier than before. Six months after the FBI shut down the notorious black market website known as "the eBay for drugs,...

Gerry Smith

Silk Road Founder Accused Of Ordering The Murders Of 6 Enemies

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

A federal judge on Thursday denied bail for the alleged founder of the black market website Silk Road amid new charges that he hired hitmen to kill si...

Gerry Smith

A New Silk Road Invites Drug Buyers And Sellers 'To Return Home'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology

One month after the FBI shut down Silk Road, a black market website known as "the eBay for drugs," a new site launched Wednesday under the same name, ...

Gerry Smith

Silk Road Clones Ensure No One Has To Go A Day Without Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology

One day after the FBI shut down Silk Road, the infamous so-called "eBay for drugs," hundreds of vendors and customers who previously used the site scr...

Bumps on the New Silk Road

Malou Innocent | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
Malou Innocent

The U.S. and NATO officials continue to call for pursuing greater regional diplomacy. They have yet to put forward concrete ideas about the content of such a negotiation that will include all of Afghanistan's neighbors.