The New Silk Road

While some powerful nations are too busy "putting out the fire", economic necessity, demands for energy in highly booming nations like China and India, are realigning "the geoeconomic and geopolitical landscape of the East, with serious ramifications for U.S. policy."

The writer Afshin Molavi in his Washington Post article describes this new "realignment" between Middle-East and Asia as the "New Silk Road", "the growing business and trade corridor". Read the following extract:

"The new Silk Road is largely the result of the confluence of China's and India's economic growth and high oil prices. China and the six oil-rich members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates -- are flush with cash. What's more, Chinese and Indian energy needs will ensure that the GCC region -- the equivalent of the world's 16th-largest economy -- continues to grow. By 2025, forecasts show, China will import three times as much oil from the Persian Gulf as the United States."
Keeping security and stability are definitely keys in keeping our world safe and prospered for many, however, "Security in the Persian Gulf is now as important to Beijing and New Delhi as it is to Washington. China will no longer be content to perch under America's security umbrella, and the Indian navy now more assertively patrols the Arabian Sea. What's more, China and India have far more influence with Iran than we do -- and less tolerance for a disruptive war. Many of the Islamic republic's political elites are also business elites, eager to find a way out of conflict."

"A way out of conflict" --
wise usage of free market, capitalism's ultimate bastion, can lift billions of world populace from hapless desperation of poverty into hopefulness, where business instincts mixed with education can certainly eliminate or subdue scaremongers and vicious thugs alike.


Read the article in the Washington Post from the following link:
The New Silk Road