Khorgos, a pearl in the desert

A natural cross-roads between Russia, China and Eastern Europe has now been transformed into a huge land trading hub, with no tariffs or VAT
Domenico Quarto

The Dragon is looking West

In the memorandum between Italy and China, two of the twenty nine agreements concern the ports of Trieste and Genoa, which Beijing sees as its gates to Europe
Riccardo Intini

When the artist reveals all

An artist who uses his paintings, sculptures and photos to discuss the physical body and the truths of our times
Guido Talarico

Arms race

Over the years, military expenditure has increased – and still is – in line with economic expansion. There’s no bellicose intent of course, but...
Simone Pieranni

BOOKS - Asia becomes the throbbing centre of the world, again

"The new Silk Roads" by Frankopan tells the epochal change taking place in the BRI territories and recalls how the East was the crossroads of the first great civilizations
Riccardo Intini