What’s Former Kremlin Grey Cardinal Surkov’s Prediction for the Future?

What’s Former Kremlin Grey Cardinal Surkov’s Prediction for the Future?

The present analysis will summarize his thoughts and then offer the author’s interpretation thereof as well as his own prediction. Summarizing Surkov Vladislav Surkov, the man who served under President Putin in one capacity or another from 1999-2020 and was referred to by observers at home and abroad as the Kremlin’s “grey cardinal”, published an…

Mackindergarten Lesson

Mackindergarten Lesson

The Heartland plus population plus production plus sea power: that’s the end of the “Columbian Age”. In 1904, the British geographer, Halford Mackinder, read a paper named “The Geographical Pivot of History” at the Royal Geographical Society. In the paper he advanced a hypothesis on the influence of geographic reality on world power relationships. This…

Eurasia: The Revenge of the Heartland

Eurasia: The Revenge of the Heartland

The 20th anniversary summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, enshrined no less than a new geopolitical paradigm. Iran, now a full SCO member, was restored to its traditionally prominent Eurasian role, following the recent \$400 billion-worth trade and development deal struck with China. Afghanistan was the main topic – with all…

Eurasia Takes Shape: How the SCO just Flipped the World Order

Eurasia Takes Shape: How the SCO just Flipped the World Order

The two defining moments of the historic 20th anniversary Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan had to come from the keynote speeches of – who else – the leaders of the Russia-China strategic partnership. Xi Jinping: “Today we will launch procedures to admit Iran as a full member of the SCO.” Vladimir Putin:…

The Eastern Economic Forum Accelerates a Grand Strategy of Win-Win Cooperation

The Eastern Economic Forum Accelerates a Grand Strategy of Win-Win Cooperation

One can only hope that wiser forces among the nations of the west (and those among the global south trying to foolishly operate within two opposing worlds) will recognize which future is worth living in, Matt Ehret writes. The battle lines for the future of humanity were made explicitly clear during this week’s Eastern Economic…