Marius Niculae

New Silk Road

Back in 2011 the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton launched a new strategy for Afghanistan’s economic development, aimed at making the war-torn country a hub of commerce rather than of religious extremism and strife. This modern version of the ancient Silk Road has some of the characteristics of the Marshal Plan. From this perspective I think the EU has the obligation to be an active participant in this strategy and to enhance its development. I hereby attach a short minute from the US Department of State describing the role and the envisaged impact for the New Silk Road strategy. In my future posts I will emphasize the role of cross-border governance for a succesful development of this strategy.

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