The Silk Road: Greater Eurasia vs. Global Atlanticism

15.09.2017

The silk road is of importance to the continental powers to control anti-social activities with wise diplomacy and good military strength combined with economic power generated purposefully. Governments can cooperate with the cultures and traditions of the countries linking the silk road in a very intelligent way, while those nations or groups of nations with the unified goal of the Eurasian spirit can empower the region and become a great empire. Genghis Khan and Timur were examples of leaders included in this category.

The sea powers gained power in Eurasia after the closing of the silk road by the Ottomans. Traffic on the road will increase when real cooperation is developed between Islam and Byzantine Christianity.

Eurasianism, which spreads across East Asia to Europe, and from North to South, and their linkages will root out the Pacific rim dominant economic structure and the existing Atlanticist, pseudo-cultural and military and economic structure from Eurasia.

Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia will be free from Atlanticism. Explorers, traders, intellectuals, scientists, and sociologists will develop again in Eurasia like earlier we saw in the golden eras of empires that flourished along the silk road. The Chinese government has taken the initiative to develop and revive the silk road as the “One Belt One Road” stretching from East to West with huge infrastructural development in the “one belt one road” countries.

Genghis Khan's diplomacy between different cultures and religions during the Mongol period must be remembered when forming regional cooperation between the supporters of One Belt One Road.

The Mongols controlled the heartland of Eurasia, giving them control over the adjacent regions. The Xinjiang province of China has 8 international borders and a Muslim ethnic population, cooperation with which can only occur by developing good relations with all the Central Asian Muslim countries and Turkey, and reducing the influence of Western-funded and orchestrated protests by militants supported by the West.

Relations with Russia are also important for China in terms of the military and energy. Cooperation and the economic march towards the West through railways and roads are key to this. The maritime silk road of China through the Indian Ocean can economically threaten and defeat US influence over trade in the Asia-Pacific nations and Africa and Europe. Thus, Chinese dealing with India is important in the Indian Ocean. The India-US-Japan alliance might pose a threat to the Chinese maritime silk road.

Different economic corridors could be opened through the Northwest of China (Xinjiang), Southeast of China (Fujian), South Asia and Southeast Asia (Yunnan), Central Asia and West Asia (Ginghai, Shaan xi, Gansu, Ningxia).

The Eurasians can collectively counter the policies of the Atlanticist powers. Cultural and social research and studies should be further developed on the national, regional, and international level to understand the diversity of tribes, traditions, and the influence of the globalists in Asia.

The Chinese government must consider the small domestic unrest occurring in Tibet, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang. Tensions in China's neighborhood should be reduced to a minimum just as big conflicts between regional powers in Asia must be avoided. The resource-rich region of Central Asia must be utilized effectively for the greater development of the super-Eurasian region. The vacuum left by some parts of Europe is ready to be filled by Asian giants.