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A new Silk Road for the 21st century

Peter Frankopan in conversation with Akala

82 mins watch time

Posted January 2018

History, Most Watched, Politics

Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History at Oxford, meets hip-hop artist and social entrepreneur to explore China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which represents a new Silk Road for the 21st century, consolidating China’s position as the world’s economic superpower with seismic consequences for the United States and Europe. Discussing legacy of colonialism and empire, the future of democracy and the cultural and political influence the East will increasingly exert on life in the West.