Alexandros Petersen

Alexandros Petersen was the author of The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West (Praeger: 2011). A scholar of grand strategy and energy geopolitics, he served as an Advisor to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. He was widely published in The Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, as well as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and the National Interest. He appeared on the BBC, Sky News, CTV and NPR. He was killed in a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan in January 2014.

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    Articles by Alexandros Petersen

    China and Central Asia in 2013

    In the last two years, China has emerged as the most consequential outside actor in Central Asia. As we have described in other writings, China’s ascension to this role has

    China’s Latest Piece of the New Silk Road

    While the concept of a “New Silk Road” of trade, transport and telecommunications connections across Eurasia was formally endorsed by the US State Department, it is Beijing and Chinese companies