The top takeaways from this analysis are several. First, Russia’s energy geopolitics with China and India are mutually beneficial. Second, China’s energy diversification strategy is being balanced out by India’s insatiable appetite for discounted Russian resources. Third, India is rapidly replacing China as Russia’s top partner. Fourth, neither the aforesaid nor the ongoing Sino-American discussions over a New Détente are zero-sum for Moscow or Beijing. And finally, a new global strategic balance is emerging.
Let’s start with what is in fact a tale of Global South trade between two members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). At its heart is the already notorious Shahed-136 drone – or Geranium-2, in its Russian denomination: the AK-47 of postmodern aerial warfare.
A failure in Ukraine could well mean the disintegration of EU and NATO, Alastair Crooke writes.
The global financial system is currently under pressure from various angles. The setup of global trade is complicated. One of the main reasons for this is that the interests of the United States and Europe have been severely damaged.
“The era of liberal globalization is over. Before our eyes, a new world economic order is being formed”