The Silk Road’s historical importance has been vastly exaggerated. It was the sea that was the most important link between east and west.
The recipients of Beijing’s supposed largess regularly find themselves trapped in debt leading to rising anti-Chinese sentiment.
The unfolding Western effort to paint a picture of a benign America and a malign China is a distortion of the historical truth.
A network that once carried gems, spices and silk now carries electronics.
From the Persian highlands, isn’t the Middle East viewed as the Middle West?
What led to China and Spain becoming pioneering ocean explorers in ancient times?
In what ways did Asia dominate the world 1,000 years ago?
How did Asia shape international trade more than a millennium ago?
Can China’s future actions as a world power be predicted by a close look at its previous Golden Age?
How has the Sino-Iranian friendship been shaped by both countries’ troubled relations with the West?