An attempt to envision the near future …
THE ARCH OF PEACE AND COOPERATION AND THE RESISTANCE OF FEW
The ‘Arch of Peace and Cooperation’ created both by increased Russian influence across the Middle East from the north and the completion of China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ in the south has revolutionized everything. the geopolitical paradigm of the entire world.
The expansion of Russo-Chinese influence created a new era of peace, stability, and international cooperation that could not help but strongly influence the European continent as well.
Although the US and UK did their best to retain their influence in Europe, all their attempts to do so were in vain. The United Kingdom exited the European Union and lost almost all its influence there almost a decade ago. The United States was increasingly excluded from the equation when it came to European affairs. And, in an effort to downsize to more effectively pressure China in the Pacific and South China Sea, it brought home most of its armed forces from Europe in the summer of 2026.
Germany’s growing dependence on gas it receives from the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was part of the increasingly warming relationship that began to be renewed with Russia in the years 2022-3. France, which had been calling for better relations with Russia since the early 2020s, was instrumental in ending all European sanctions against Russia by 2024.
All of the above developments reflect the long-awaited pragmatic response from these European elites. Only the United States and the United Kingdom clung to the aggressive rhetoric against Russia and China, as did their mainstream media. Increasingly, these became voices in a growing darkness of unpopularity and exclusion that engulfed them. The U.S. economy continued on a downward path kick-started by its ever-increasing debt, its weakened petrodollar leverage, and ever-increasing defense spending to the detriment of the desperate need for infrastructure renovation. Fewer and fewer views reflected a positive bias when it came to US economic and foreign policies, let alone the UK.
China, which was considered the world’s technological and marketing powerhouse as early as the early 2020s, has made steady progress on all fronts. In 2025, it was formally awarded the status of the most economically powerful nation on the planet by all the world’s international financial institutes. Its GDP was recognized as the largest in the world. Its GDP per capita due to the size of its population was still lagging in other nations, but in terms of GDP, China’s influence has become immense and it shows no signs of easing in its advance. These developments have been considered inevitable for some time, but now China’s economic health has been transferred to vastly greater political influence that has already paid off in terms of many critically important cooperative developments.
Russia is currently negotiating, with Chinese help, the dissolution of NATO as an unwanted and unnecessary organization that has ceased to be useful and that by the early 2020s had become a force for ever-increasing instability and division. greater.
A unified Eurasian coalition of nations has arrived and, building on the BRICS network, has expanded, extending the hand of friendship to multiple nations in Latin America. Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua were the first to apply and be accepted as members of UNITA, as it has been baptized. Argentina and Ecuador are in the process of joining no later than the end of 2032. In addition, Vietnam’s accession is imminent, along with Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Thailand is likely to do the same in no time.
With Hungary and Poland now leaving the European Union, Hungary (2023) Poland (2024) the EU has greatly reduced in power and influence over its remaining members. With Turkey’s final and permanent rejection, the country made its long-awaited move to also join the Eurasian Union and subsequently UNITA. This process is expected to be complete by mid-2031.
The dissolution of NATO is only a matter of time and with the increasing economic and political power of Russia and China, now there is no doubt that Ukraine or any other nation will join. The possible departure of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia from NATO and their declared desire to join the Eurasian Union / UNITA is already sounding the death sentence of NATO and can surely only accelerate the process of its dissolution.
Ukraine, mentioned above, began making proposals to Moscow starting most notably in the year 2023 when pro-Russian candidate Medvedchuk was overwhelmingly elected. Prior to this date, due to increased Russian political influence within Europe, partially through the completion of Nord Stream 2 and that of China through the completion of its ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, the leadership and the people of Ukraine had increasingly realized in which direction the geopolitical wind was blowing. The rhetoric towards Russia and the pleas directed at both the European Union and NATO for their membership began to wane as early as 2022.
The situation within the United Nations followed a similar path to that of Europe and, indeed, the rest of the world. The former enormous influence of the US, UK and Israel has largely waned and their statements are generally seen as emerging from a now toothless tiger. This, in combination with a new spirit of cooperation enacted by both Russia and China within their vastly expanded sphere of influence, has contributed to the UN now being viewed as irrelevant compared to its status at its height.
Naturally, none of these developments have been tailored to the most powerful entities so far on the world stage, the US and the UK. Despite the fact that Europe, in general, has accommodated to the new reality of Chinese and Russian influence to a great extent and has been actively engaged in the cooperative innovations that they have brought with them, the United States and the United Kingdom continue to complain in their respective countries. corners.
The Democratic Party in the US and both the Labor Party and the Conservative Party in the UK continue to criticize Russia and China in what is increasingly seen and recognized as largely powerless rage. Certain elements have expressed their belief that the time has come to contemplate what was previously unthinkable and launch pre-emptive nuclear strikes in both Moscow and Beijing. Such has become their desperation to maintain faith in the post-9/11 goal of achieving a unipolar world led by the United States and its closest ally, Great Britain, by establishing a full-spectrum dominance, global hegemony. at all costs. Moscow and Beijing continue to take these extreme elements seriously and their development of greater defensive capabilities is proceeding apace.
Since Trump’s election in 2016, it cannot be ruled out that a still fully propagandized and partisan citizenry may elect another such demagogue who could well use the mythologies associated with alleged American exceptionalism and rabid Christian extremism in combination with a media. of communication that continue generate much more fantasy than reality on a daily basis. The demonization of both Russia and China is intensifying once again as Election Day approaches and may well reach a fever pitch. Candidate Nikki Haley has already started using all too familiar memes in this regard. Although the economic power and political influence of Russia and China are clearly generating stability and greater global cooperation, she has regularly begun to frame this activity as a plot to destroy both the US and the UK. Russiagate and Chinagate, seen from 2016 to 2020 and for several years to come, are becoming increasingly toxic.
What the end result of the above may be is uncertain today. It seems certain that Russia and China will continue to expand their economies. Attempts to utilize the activists and the problems within them failed and largely petered out by 2023 or so. Unless it is a nuclear attack, it is difficult to see how the United States and the United Kingdom will be able to do anything fundamental regarding undermining these two powers of development, innovation and international cooperation right now, as all previous attempts to to do so have failed.
The most likely outcome spanning the next decade is increased trade, cooperation and amalgamation of interests in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, with a new era of peace increasingly establishing itself, leaving the two former actors of power and warriors of regime change, the United States and the United Kingdom in its wake. The fact that some in these latter nations contemplate that the use of nuclear weapons is now being used to disrupt these developments, signifies the extraordinary levels of arrogance, extreme self-interest, and permanently entrenched ideologies of superiority and exceptionalism that still prevail within the elites of United States. these nations. It has become clear that they are totally incapable of accepting the now clear existence of a totally multipolar world.