Monday, February 4, 2019

Pepe Escobar — MAGA Misses the Eurasia Train

We should know by now that the heart of the 21stCentury Great Game is the myriad layers of the battle between the United States and the partnership of Russia and China.
Even the U.S. National Defense Strategy says so: “The central challenge to U.S. prosperity and security is the reemergence of long-term, strategic competition by … revisionist powers.” The recently published assessment on U.S. defense implications of China’s global expansion says so too.
The clash will frame the emergence of a possibly new, post-ideological, strategic world order amidst an extremely volatile unpredictability in which peace is war and an accident may spark a nuclear confrontation....
The long game indicates Russia and China will break down language and cultural barriers to lead Eurasian integration against American economic hegemony backed by military might.
One could say the Eurasian century is already upon us. The era of the West shaping the world at will (a mere blip of history) is already over. This is despite Western elite denials and fulminations against the so-called “morally reprehensible,” “forces of instability” and “existential threats.”...
Pepe Escobar goes on to explain the economics and finance involved in the emergent global multilateral order, from which the US not only opting out and also trying to scuttle.
At the June 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Professor Xiang Lanxin, director of the Centre of One Belt and One Road Studies at the China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation, defined BRI as an avenue to a “post-Westphalian world.” The journey is just beginning; a new geopolitical and economic era is at hand. And the U.S. is being left behind at the station.
Consortium News
PEPE ESCOBAR: MAGA Misses the Eurasia Train

See also

Fort Russ News
TICK TOCK: US is losing military supremacy over Russia and China
Paul Antonopoulos


Tom Luongo
Trump Kneels Again Before AIPAC

Moon of Alabama
Syria Sitrep - Trump Says U.S. Will Leave But Pentagon Keeps Adding Forces

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