Articles

Articles in major media and academic publications written by New Silk Road Monitor Editor Afshin Molavi.

The Eurasian Super Continent and Our Collective Future

The Eurasian Super Continent and Our Collective Future

In one of the most memorable lines from Ernest Hemingway's classic work, The Sun Also Rises, one of the lead characters was asked how he went bankrupt. His response? "It happened gradually, and then suddenly." I often think of that line as I reflect on China's...

Africa’s Future and the Emerging World

Africa’s Future and the Emerging World

By Afshin Molavi If you want to understand our collective future, look no further than Africa. Let us start with the obvious: Africa’s demographics. According to UN projections, Africa’s population is set to double by 2050 to 2.4 billion. Looking further ahead to the...

A Greek economic renaissance could benefit the broader Arab world

A Greek economic renaissance could benefit the broader Arab world

By Afshin Molavi - Shortly before Greece’s recent election, the gifted orator and then-Prime Minister Alexei Tsipras delivered a rousing speech to a cheering throng of supporters, at one point declaring that his main opponent could not achieve what he was experiencing...

Interviews

Afshin Molavi interviews some of the world’s leading thinkers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and writers, in a series known as Tea with emerge85.

The Writer Bringing Northern Nigeria to the World

When Abubakar Adam Ibrahim was 18 years old, he got into a memorable spat with his older brother, who insisted Ibrahim enter a BBC contest for aspiring playwrights. But the young, hesitant writer refused. “When I said ‘no’ to the contest, he stopped talking to...