Commentary and essays
“The ‘Silver Way’: An Alternative to ‘Thucydides Trap'” in The Diplomat, 19 June 2017
Peter Gordon and Juan José Morales: Graham Allison’s famous formula overlooks a crucial historical example: a rising Spain meeting a powerful China.
“What China’s History Says About Its Role in Globalization” in That’s Beijing, 17 May 2017
Jonathan Chatwin: Four hundred years ago, a new trading route linking Latin America with Asia put China at the heart of a globalizing world. So why do we see China as a historical recluse, asks Dr. Jonathan Chatwin, and what does it mean for today’s diplomacy?
“Follow the Money — Silk, Silver, and 16th Century-Style Globalization” in the Los Angeles Review of Books, 22 March 2017
Peter Gordon and Juan José Morales: Lost travelers, when asking for directions at a country store in the backwoods of northern New England, are likely to be told — or, at least, so goes the myth — “You can’t get there from here.” We can’t get to an understanding of China and its place in the world of the 21st century if the understanding of where we are today is determined by a historical narrative that starts in mid-18th century with the rise of Anglo-American dominance.
Video interview in China File, 2 March 2017
“China can evoke old Latin-American ties to bypass US order” in Nikkei Asian Review, 1 February 2017
Peter Gordon: After the Silk Road, the trans-Pacific trade route sustained world economies.
“China can be at the heart of a new era of globalisation”, South China Morning Post, 2 December 2016
Juan José Morales and Peter Gordon go back in history to find thriving trade of global scope that is radically different from today’s, apart from the fabled Silk Road