Rise, Arctic, Rise!

Russian Prime Minister Putin promises that the Arctic will remain “battle free” while Laurence Smith dreams of a “New North.”

The Afghan Silk Route: A Pipe Dream?

Afghanistan, situated in the heart of Asia, has for centuries been pivotal to international transport and trade. The argument is made today that for Afghanistan to prosper, it has to reinvent itself as the hub of a modern day “Silk Route” connecting Europe, the Middle East, India and East Asia. The future of Afghanistan, once […]