Articles

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

Have it Their Way

It’s Saturday night and you want to go see a movie. You fire up your IBM ThinkPad and check the listings. The local AMC theater is showing Iron Man 3, the Marvel Comics blockbuster partly filmed in China. You hop in your Volvo, fill it up with gas, and settle down in...

How Johnnie Walker Conquered the World

Mexico is rising. You can see it in the country’s swelling exports, the net-zero migration to the United States, the excitement of international bond investors, a recent credit upgrade from Standard & Poor’s, a newly confident middle class, and a per capita GDP that...

The Arab Battle for U.S Skies

America’s biggest airlines say the luxury carriers of the oil-rich Persian Gulf aren't playing fair. But are Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways subsidized -- or just smarter?

Interviews

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