This map could be used to tell the story of recent American foreign policy.
China is looking to build easy paths to Europe markets, paths that are going to have to go through
- Iran and Turkey
- Ukraine and Russia
- or through the Red Sea.
All places the US is either stirring up trouble, Iran, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia; or paying-off/working-with corrupt regimes, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel.
The geographic isolation that saved the US from the destruction of the world wars may be its downfall in the free market, American-capitalist world it helped to build.
Is China's Belt and Road working? A progress report from eight countries - Nikkei Asian Review:
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