by William Jones and Michael Billington
The world changed on Sept. 7, 2013, when Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the development of a “Silk Road Economic Belt” to span the great landmass “from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic Sea.” While the idea of the Silk Road looks back 2,000 years to the Han Dynasty, in more recent years, “relations between China and Central Asia began to take off,” Xi said, “The old Silk Road began to radiate with a new vitality,” one which presents the alternative to the collapsing Western financial system.
“Developing friendly relations with the countries of Central Asia has now become a priority for China’s foreign policy,” Xi said. This development perspective and its concomitant reaching out to other nations, has come to inform the policies of the BRICS. This article is excerpted from the new EIR Special Report, “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge.”
by William Jones
A report on Xi’s foreign policy address to China’s top national and regional leaders, in Beijing Nov. 28-29.
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche
The current policy of President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron, NATO, the EU, and Chancellor Merkel is concentrated on a single goal: driving President Putin out of office by a policy of regime change.
by Dennis Small and David Ramonet
President Peña Nieto has announced a 10-point program for peace, unity, and justice, along with a development plan for the southern region of the country.
by Robert Barwick
The recent visits by Indian Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi underscore the deepening economic ties between Australia and the two Asian giants, which puts it in direct confrontation with British/U.S. policy for the region.
by Lawrence K. Freeman and Donielle DeToy
On Nov. 17-18, the inaugural meeting of the International Scientific Committee, established to advise the Lake Chad Basin Commission, was held at its headquarters in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad. EIR’s Lawrence Freeman and Italian engineer Dr. Marcello Vichi, intervened to expand the prevailing limited view concerning the urgent strategic necessity for refurbishing Lake Chad.
by Marcello Vichi
by Lawrence K. Freeman
by Lawrence K. Freeman
An interview with engineer Abdullahi, the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.
by Jeffrey Steinberg
President Obama’s firing of Defense Secretary Hagel on Nov. 24, following the “political impeachment” of Obama in the midterm elections, signaled that the President—as expected—has chosen to dig in his heels and stick with his inner circle of White House advisors, whose policies are driving the nation to a confrontation with Russia and China.
by Marsha Freeman
A first-hand report from the International Astronautical Congress, in Toronto Sept. 29-Oct. 3, where it became clear that the momentum for stretching mankind’s scientific inquiry into the further reaches of space now lies with Eurasia.