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A new paradigm for a post-imperial world

Pipelineistan and the New Silk Road(s)

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2013

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

31st May, 2013

This is a version of a paper presented this week at the annual conference of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore. 

SINGAPORE – Ask Western elites – oh, those were the days, in the 17th century, when the rise of European sea powers led to the collapse of the caravan trade and the end of the Silk Road as Europe found a cheaper – and safer – way of trading between East and West.

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