Category Archives: Chinese Culture and Politics

Ancient Strategic Thought Behind China’s New Silk Road

Successful China may be, with a foreign policy which has spread its power around the globe; but China’s New Silk Road Vision is no celebration of the ancient land and sea routes linking East and West in a grand exchange of goods, innovations and philosophies.

Instead, it perfectly illustrates how China continues to carefully and successfully use its unique forms of strategic thought to navigate in military, economic and political spheres of a world in which it is now supremely at home.

Comparative Strategic Culture and the Use Of Force, Space and Time In International Relations: Chinese Foreign Policy As Protracted War

My Master’s thesis was written in 1992 and time has shown it to be as relevant now as it was then. You can visit the link above and view/download in PDF at the University of Victoria lnk above.

At that time, I made the point that Mao’s strategic thought, rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy only slightly updated in Leninism-Marxism, was the key to China’s military and economic success.

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Putin Fears Neither Nazis Nor NATO But Eurasia’s Demographics and China’s New Silk Road

Putin is using anti-NATO, anti-Nazi rhetoric to conceal the real threats he faces to a new Russian empire. This is propaganda he promotes because it encourages a narrative which the West and its own dissidents have already bought into.  Above all, it diverts attention away from two very real concerns and what appears to be the call of destiny, all three of which Putin downplays:

The Scope of China’s New Silk Road

Eurasia’s demographic challenge to a Slavic Russian Christian state, the call of a Mother Russia destined to restore an ancient order dating back to the Atlanteans, and the expanding power and influence of China into Eurasia, prize of the coming century, and site of a new world order centered in a Greater Eurasia from which the West would be all but excluded.

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