Toward a New World Order in Eurasia

April 08, 2017

Amid US airstrikes on Syria, the future of Eurasia is up for grabs. One thing this week’s US airstrikes in Syria highlight is the fact that the sands are continuously shifting as regional and world powers jockey for position in a future Eurasian world order. The strikes raise questions that go...

The Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

March 05, 2017

To succeed, China must start acting like a player instead of an economic sugar daddy that hides behind the principle of non-interference. Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka—envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle Kingdom—exemplify...

The World This Week: Can Godfather China Control Troublesome North Korea?

February 26, 2017

Deep cracks appear between China and North Korea after the macabre murder of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un in Malaysia. The Godfather is a Hollywood classic based on the Sicilian mafia with twists and turns that make for riveting viewing. In this movie about the Corleone clan, Michael gets...