Why the New Silk Roads terrify Washington

Escobar, Pepe

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  10/10/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20037

Almost six years ago, President Putin proposed to Germany 'the creation of a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.' This idea represented an immense trade emporium uniting Russia and the EU, or, in Putin's words, "a unified continental market with a capacity worth trillions of dollars."

In a nutshell: Eurasia integration.

Washington panicked.