Volume 41, Number 48, December 5, 2014


China’s New Silk Road: Changing the Paradigm Toward Global Development

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.”

President Xi Mobilizes China’s Leaders for Silk Road Diplomacy

by William Jones

A report on Xi’s foreign policy address to China’s top national and regional leaders, in Beijing Nov. 28-29.


NATO, Merkel Are Playing with a Cuban Missile Crisis  

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.

Industrialists Resist Berlin’s Russia Policy

Mexico’s President Defies Color Revolution with Infrastructure Projects

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.

Coverage of LaRouche Charges on Mexico ‘Color Revolution’

A Color Revolution in Mexico: Who Is Out To Topple the Peña Nieto Government, and Why?

BRICS Rise Brings Tectonic Shifts: The Case of Australia

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.


EIR Brings Transaqua Plan, BRICS to Lake Chad Event  

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.

Transaqua Author Greets Lake Chad Basin Committee

by Marcello Vichi

Lake Chad, Transaqua Basis for New Africa

by Lawrence K. Freeman

Sanusi Abdullahi: Preparing the Way for the Transaqua Project

by Lawrence K. Freeman

An interview with engineer Abdullahi, the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.


Hagel Firing Escalates War Danger with Russia

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.


International Astronautical Congress: BRICS Nations Aim for the Moon and Mars  

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.


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