Russia is building network of ties with disgruntled US allies in Asia

As predicted in 2012, and as shown in the previous two posts, the U.S. is slowly being kicked out of Asia (See also HERE and HERE). A new Asian bloc will form under the umbrella protectorate of China and likely, as the article indicates here, Russia will be involved too. Japan will drift to the new Asian bloc and abandon the alliance with America which is backing down from China and allowing it to capture the Asian Pacific. It’s better to join the team you can’t beat instead of getting decimated in war, especially when your team has defectors.

The world is changing rapidly with events that happen only once every 1000 years. Get ready for a world dominated by Europe and Asia. The SCO will be a major player and likely be the military arm, with the largest military the world has ever seen.

 

Imperceptibly though, Russia is certainly on course to building a chain of positive relations, if not strategic alliances, in the region surrounding it.

While the West and its strong allies in the region see the move as part of Russia’s “expansionism”, others view it as the Russian way of counterbalancing the U.S. position in the region.

Moscow is providing a number of erstwhile U.S. allies the much needed alternative to diversify their foreign policies. This diversification is visible across the region.

For instance, countries including India and Afghanistan have started supporting China’s stance on South China Sea. Continue reading

China, Russia increase joint drills as they deepen defence ties to contain US, their mutual foe

China and Russia will increase military exercises to strengthen security and defence cooperation amid growing tensions in the ­disputed South China Sea.

Russian Defence Minister ­Sergey Shoigu unveiled the plan at a meeting with his visiting ­Chinese counterpart Chang ­Wanquan on Wednesday, Tass news agency reported.

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Iran Interested in Free Trade Zone With Eurasian Economic Union

“Iran is interested in the introduction of a free trade regime with the EEU and considers that the establishment of closer ties with the union may become the basis for the development of economic cooperation of Iran with the association’s member countries,” Sanaei told the Gaidar Forum in Moscow.

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Russia, China develop navigation system draft for SCO, BRICS

Russia kicked GPS out of its country back in June of 2014, while BeiDou was first introduced in late 2012. Meanwhile, the aging U.S. GPS is on the verge of collapse.

A new world without the U.S. continues to form.

 

Russian and Chinese experts have developed a draft project to create a global international navigation system based on China’s BeiDou and Russia’s GLONASS satellite navigation for the member states of BRICS group and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Russian Space Systems company said in a statement on Tuesday. Continue reading

Russia’s Strategic Partnership with Europe Inevitable – PM Medvedev

“Russia has no intention to abandon the European continent, either economically, or politically, or mentally,” Medvedev said in an article published by the Rossiiskaya Gazeta on Wednesday.”The relations could be changing in the future, but the strategic direction will remain inevitable — cooperation, partnership, and, with favorable conditions, even the creation of a unified economic space,” Medvedev stressed. Continue reading

China Seeks Joint Pacific Security Vision With Russia

One Clenched Fist, as warned about by JR Nyquist years ago — or, as the Bible tells us in Ezekiel 38 and 39, the invaders from the North. The world-war axis (SCO) is on the rise, America is in suicidal decline in every way possible, and the sword is coming.

 

Russia, China Counterbalance US Hegemony Through SCO, BRICS

Basically, the SCO is the world war axis while BRICS is the economic warfare front against the United States.

 

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are allowing China and Russia to take advantage of shifting global economic interests and successfully counterbalance the US hegemony.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS have transformed into two influential political organizations with the prospect of becoming an alternative to the US-led global system, according to Stratfor.

“Ultimately, both forums enable Russia and China to promote their individual regional interests and their combined interest in countering US dominance in the international system,” Stratfor’s analysts pointed out. Continue reading

SCO Turning Into a Serious Player in the Asian Security Space

Friday marked the conclusion of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Ufa, Russia. Commenting on the growing role of the organization in regional security affairs, Expert.ru columnist Gevorg Mirzayan explained that the SCO’s importance and relevance are increasing with each passing year, along with the tasks entrusted to it.

Recalling that the SCO was originally “established as a Russian-Chinese institute for solving border issues,” Mirzayan underscored that “over the last several years, the organization has turned into a serious player in the Asian security space. The Ufa summit saw, for the first time, the organization’s expansion, with the signing of the document on India and Pakistan’s early admission becoming one of the highlights of the summit.” Continue reading

SCO expanding

India and Pakistan will now be out of the grips of Western influence.

 

In Ufa on June 10 a summit of the heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) states will be held, which currently includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Mongolia, India, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan have observer status. According to official information, the leaders of the SCO member states will adopt the strategy of development of the organization until 2025. By the way, the expansion of the unit has been officially declared for the first time. The new members of the SCO will soon be India and Pakistan. The issue of Iran, which has been seeking an opportunity to join the alliance for nearly 10 years, will be considered only after the lifting of all international sanctions from the country.

“One of the most important decisions that goes beyond the SCO summit is to connect Iran, which applied for it. It was decided to return to it after the conclusion of the negotiations on the nuclear program. If the UN Security Council sanctions are lifted, then Iran can actively join our cooperation,” presidential aide Yury Ushakov said in an interview to the TV channel Russia 24. He also admitted that it had already been decided to include India and Pakistan in the union. Thus, the SCO has become one of the largest economic organizations in the world. Continue reading

Russia accelerating Kuril island militarisation

When you see stories like this, you know why it’s often said here Asian nations such as Japan will eventually fold under pressure only to join a regional Asian bloc headed by China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. With the United States in suicidal decline, rising doubts about its will and capability, it’s better to join than face being wiped off the map by a Sino-Soviet attack.

 

Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the speeding up of military construction on the strategic Kuril Islands, just 3 miles off the coast of Japan.

Speaking at the headquarters of Russia’s Eastern Military District (EMD) on 8 June, he stated that daily control would now be taken over by the National Centre for Defence Management. Continue reading

SCO-BRICS: A Big Summit in Ufa

SCO summit in Ufa may show clear perspective for Iran’s membership – Lavrov

Progress made on Iran’s nuclear program is significant as not being under the UN Security Council sanctions is the criterion of SCO membership

MOSCOW, May 18 /TASS/. The forthcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) due in Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan Republic, may outline new perspectives for Iran’s membership of this regional organization as progress is being made on Iran’s nuclear program, problems linked to Iran’s nuclear program are being settled, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta published on the daily’s website on Monday. Continue reading

Outlines of a Multipolar World

NEW DELHI/BERLIN (Own report) – Berlin seeks to use Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s current visit to Germany to strengthen India’s ties to the western camp in the West’s struggle for global influence against Russia and China. Years ago, the Federal Republic of Germany had established a “Strategic Partnership” with this Southern Asian nation. This partnership will now to be reinforced, particularly at the economic level. Recently, New Delhi has expanded not only its cooperation with some of the western countries, but above all, it has strengthened its ties to Russia and China. India does not participate in the west-imposed sanctions on Moscow, but does participate in the foundation of global institutions – including the BRICS-Development Bank as well as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – opposing the existing western hegemony. Western strategists’ plans of pitting New Delhi against Beijing, to insure western global hegemony, have been unsuccessful so far. Berlin now seeks to relaunch the effort.

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Iran Accession to Boost SCO’s Global Influence – Secretary General

Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will boost the organization’s influence in the world, SCO Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev told Sputnik Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Rossiya Segodnya news agency’s general director, Dmitry Kiselev, in an exclusive interview that Iran had good prospects to join SCO if Tehran followed through the new framework agreement on its nuclear energy program. Continue reading

China’s Tacit Approval of Moscow’s Ukraine Policy

Since Moscow initiated military operations in Ukraine in February 2014, China has seemingly adopted an ambiguous stance as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of southeastern Ukraine evoked international condemnation. During the past year, Beijing and Moscow strengthened their strategic partnership by deepening economic ties and enhancing bilateral military cooperation. China’s comparative silence on the Ukraine crisis has given way to unusually blunt remarks from a Chinese diplomat in Brussels who recently expressed tacit support for Moscow (UNIAN, February 27). Such remarks and the continued dynamic growth of Sino-Russian relations contradict efforts by the United States and the European Union to diplomatically and economically isolate Russia. Moreover, they leave open the question as to whether Beijing and Moscow are forming a de facto military alliance. Continue reading