The clash of two systems of governance, as George Soros famously formulated it in his remarks to the World Economic Conference in May, seems to have reached a phase transition. Russian President Vladimir Putin has returned from last week’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization conference in Samarkand with a palpable sense of confidence and … Continue reading At the precipice of the new World War
Last August, when the Taliban walked into Kabul and took over Afghanistan almost unopposed, I wrote that this might have been the empire's mortal wound and that we would see a very extensive redrawing of global alliances and security architecture. In my 17 September TrendCompass report, I wrote: "Nations that have held onto some degree of sovereignty … Continue reading Eurasian integration: is it lights out for high priests of Davos?
The foregoing is part of this morning's TrendCompass newsletter: The Biden Administration made a sharp policy turn yesterday by announcing that it would set 8,500 US Troops on high alert for possible future deployment to Eastern Europe. The measure is almost meaningless, but it favors further escalation of conflict which could ultimately galvanize a much … Continue reading War drive is coming from London
It would appear that the West’s desperate gambit to “isolate” Russia and punish her for her “aggression” will fall flat on its face. The recent escalation of tensions between the US and Russia is so utterly bizarre, it truly defies all sensible explanations. It took a dangerous turn for the worse with the Washington Post’s … Continue reading So Russia wins again?