Globalisation, the ‘heartland’ and China’s New Silk Roads – an accessible primer by British historian

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Globalisation, the ‘heartland’ and China’s New Silk Roads – an accessible primer by British historian

The New Silk Roads, by Peter Frankopan, Bloomsbury, 4 starsAt the beginning of the 20th century, when the British empire spanned a sixth of the world, the geographer Halford Mackinder gave a lecture to the Royal Geographical Society laying out a theory of global power.“The pivot region of the world’s politics” was not in Britain or its seaborne empire, he said, but “the vast area of Euro-Asia” that stretched from the River Volga to the Yangtze. He called it the “heartland”, and whoever…

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