It should be obvious to anyone with half a brain to understand by now that the western, neo-liberal, hegemony model is dying a very fast death.
In its place is a new structure based on nation state sovereignty, trade, international law, and multipolarity.
At the forefront of the new world order are the BRCIS nations, anchored in a new silk road that will tie together China, Asia and Eurasia.
Speaking at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, officially announced Greece’s pivot to the future…to the East. (via RT):
…the economic center of the planet “has already shifted” as new powers are playing a more and more “important role on an economic and geopolitical level.”
International relations are getting more and more multipolar, Tsipras said, referring to the role of the G8, the G20, regional cooperation in Asia and the BRICS partnership.
On EU illusions of power and failed policies…
“The world differs from what it was before. We in Europe had an illusion for a long time of literally being a hub of the universe, as a center of the world and continued to see and rely only on our direct surroundings.”
“The European Union should find its way back to its statutory principles: solidarity, democracy [and] social justice. By sticking to policies of austerity, and policies which harm social cohesion, which aggravate the recession, this is impossible.”
“The Eurasian [Economic] Union is a new formation of regional integration and is a potential example of new sources of wealth production, benefits and new economic powers.”
On Ukraine and EU/US sanctions on Russia…
“The crisis in Ukraine has opened a new wound in the heart of Europe, a wound of instability. This is of course a very bad sign for international relations because instead of prosperity and economic cooperation in the region, we see processes leading to war, militarization, and the implementation of sanctions beginning and this vicious circle needs to end as soon as possible.”
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