Sunday, September 18th, 2022 Laramie, Wyoming On Friday, after I’d already published my weekly research note to paying subscribers, I received a short note from a colleague following events in Central Europe. ‘
Enter the SCO - the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the new global alliance centered around the Heartland. They just finished a major conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. They claim 50% of the world’s population and 25% of its wealth. The linchpins are China, Russia and India plus around 5 other states, but they expect that number to grow considerably. They advertise themselves as a “non-aligned” organization and very clearly seem to be the current counterweight to the western Globalists. Their immediate goals seem to be defeating US dollar global hegemony and the destruction of the global fossil fuel industry. This is one to keep an eye on and include in your research and analyses going forward. This is geopolitics.
Really appreciate this type of analysis. Keep it coming!
“America has never had to worry about getting invaded by Mongol hordes”.
FOFL. Not until Obummer got selected and opened the borders. Now in his third term there is no border, and therefore, in real terms there is no longer a sovereign entity called the United States of America. In nominal terms it still exists. In real terms it has been invaded and captured, by illegals, by drugs traffickers, by human traffickers and by terrorists. Who have, of course, joined together with the tyrannical, authoritarian Marxists who have been churned out by govt schools and CCP/PLA controlled ‘institutions of higher learning’ over the past 50 years and have infiltrated and captured government and corporations, from school boards to the President, from the mailroom to the Boardroom. I don’t want to say that all hope is lost. I do want to say, prove that it isn’t.
Yes Dan, China has made its move for world dominance, but a little prematurely. Being the factor that took out Trump, who was finally starting to tame Beijing, Xi knew that one more term would have been the start of China’s unraveling, and he played every hand he had almost perfectly. From the bio weapons, our elected puppets and controlled social, news media, to our fake elections. Yes, He almost played it perfectly. I can’t say how this is going to play out, because the American public are waking up now, and the Ping had almost full control with the Obama admin, and should have made his move then. Could have walked into our White House without firing a shot. But with 90% democrat and 60% Republican traitors in office, the game could be over. Back to that come Election Day 2022…. The true current fact…. He who controls America, controls the world….
Persuasive and educational. Missing is the emerging fly in the ointment; to wit, fusion energy.
In this century, it's not out of the ream of possible for every neighborhood -- maybe even every building -- to have its own fusion power plant very much like nearly building, even dog kennels, today have a heat pump or a/c compressor
This technology will have as profound an impact on humankind as did electricity. It will make MacKinder's Control of the Heartland a dated perspective, one overtaken by events. There will still be competition, however, but among companies for customers and less, if any, between countries for resources
I'm watching Mission Impossibe "Fallout" while reading the article, I don't know which is more exciting.
Fantastic article. You take a complicated idea, a complicated situation and explained it so precisely. Reading the article was like floating down a calm river on a beautiful sunny day. But the message is quite real and unnerving.
Underlying the discussion of geopolitics, is an unacknowledged discussion of the evolution of weapons - ponies, elephants, naval power, air power, nuclear weapons. It seems inevitable that new weapons are coming. Space, robotics, hypersonic drones, something unknown today, or a combination?
Good on ya. Great review. Ralph Wood
Very insightful analysis. But I think you are missing a very important point. They despise each other and will rip the eyes out of the competition to get access to the natural resources.
Although a couple of folks below missed the entire point of this profound essay, falling back on their puerile Red v. Blue philosophy, most of the comments below are interesting and well thought out. I feel it's a privilege to be among such astute thinkers. Thank you Bonner and partners.
Keep it coming
Liked very much keep up the good work Thanks.
Misguided, inept, and antiquated. Narender Modi's comment, "now is not the era for war," may have more relevance than anything in your article. Perhaps naive, but the mere notion of control could be shoved aside with real leadership. Maybe the girls will finally step up and throw the boys out of the sandbox.
After nearly 90 years, I'm finally beginning to understand what makes these insane governments tick...
Another author, Timothy Marshall, also agrees global power is derived and/or confined by geography. He has written two great books called Prisoners of Geography and The Power of Geography which are fascinating reads.