Opinion

China's Silk Road project: A trap or an opportunity?

China's trading partners are concerned that the new Silk Road project may get them stuck in a 'debt-trap diplomacy'.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Counting the Cost

China's mission to reinvent the Silk Road

Beijing's One Belt, One Road project aims to boost trade and connect three billion people in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Opinion

Silk Road redux: The return of history?

The inequalities and oligarchies of the West have eroded the civic purpose on which liberal democracies are rooted.

John Bell

by John Bell

John Bell

US & Canada

Silk Road website founder jailed for life in New York

Ross Ulbricht, 31, sentenced to life in jail by judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his 'dark web' site.

Opinion

A new Silk Road made from steel

The success of future pipelines and rail networks depends on the security situation in the South Caucasus.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Asia

The perils of China's Silk Road revival

China aims to put a modern twist on the ancient Silk Road in a move to boost trade with Europe, but obstacles remain.

The perils of China's Silk Road revival