Federico PIERACCINI: Geopolitics, Globalization and World Order Part I – IV; strategic-culture-foundation, 19.12.2016 – 15.01.2017

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Martin Zeis, 15.01.2017

Dear all,

I entrust to you the four-part series of articles written by Federico PIERACCINI about Geopolitics, Globalization and World Order.

„In this series of four articles I intend to lay a very detailed but easily understandable foundation for describing the mechanisms that drive great powers. To succeed, one must analyze the geopolitical theories that over more than a century have contributed to shaping the relationship between Washington and other world powers. Secondly, it is important to expound on how Washington’s main geopolitical opponents (China, Russia and Iran) have over the years been arranging a way to put a stop to the intrusive and overbearing actions of Washington. Finally, it is important to take note of the possibly significant changes in American foreign policy doctrine that have been occurring over the last twenty years, especially how the new Trump administration intends to change course by redefining priorities and objectives.“ Pieraccini, 19.12.2016

„The preceding three parts of this series analyzed the mechanisms that drive great powers. The most in-depth understanding of the issues concerned the determination of the objectives and logic that accompany the expansion of an empire. Geopolitical theories, the concrete application of foreign-policy doctrines, and concrete actions that the United States employed to aspire to global dominance were examined. Finally, the last bit of analysis focused particularly on how Iran, China and Russia have adopted over the years a variety of cultural, economic and military moves to repel the continual assault on their sovereignty by the West. Finally, specific attention was given to the American drive for global hegemony and how this has actually accelerated the end of the ‚unipolar moment‘, impelling the emergence of a multipolar world order.

In this fourth and final analysis I will focus on a possible strategic shift in the approach to foreign policy from Washington. The most likely hypothesis suggests that Trump intends to attempt to prevent the ongoing integration between Russia, China and Iran.“, Pieraccini, 15.01.2017

I’ve compiled the articles in one pdf-file (attached, 22 p) – separate they are available via following URLs:

Author: Federico Pieraccini

I. Geopolitics, Globalization and World Order, 19.12.2016
www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/19/geopolitics-globalization-and-world-order.html

II. The United States and The Race for Global Hegemony, 23.12.2016
www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/23/united-states-and-race-global-hegemony.html

III. How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World – For the Better, 01.01.2017
www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/01/01/how-united-iran-russia-china-changing-world-better.html

IV. Trump’s Delusion: Halting Eurasian Integration and Saving ‚US World Order‘, 15.01.2017
www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/01/15/trumps-delusion-halting-eurasian-integration-saving-us-world-order.html

PIERACCINI-Geopolitics2016-17_Dec-Jan.pdf

How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World – For the Better

Federico PIERACCINI | 01.01.2017

How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World – For the Better

The two previous articles have focused on the various geopolitical theories, their translations into modern concepts, and practical actions that the United States has taken in recent decades to aspire to global dominance. This segment will describe how Iran, China and Russia have over the years adopted a variety of economic and military actions to repel the continual assault on their sovereignty by the West; in particular, how the American drive for global hegemony has actually accelerated the end of the ‚unipolar moment‘ thanks to the emergence of a multipolar world.

Quelle: How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World – For the Better

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/01/01/how-united-iran-russia-china-changing-world-better.html

 

Frederico PIERACCINI: Washington’s Struggle: Remaining Relevant; STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION 25.10.2016

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Martin Zeis, 26.10.2016

Dear all,

With „Washington’s Struggle: Remaining Relevant“ Frederico Pieraccini, independent freelance writer specialized in international affairs, conflicts, politics and strategies, published another article about the multifarous geopolitical shift we are witnessing.

He belonges to a networking group of investigative journalists/bloggers and historians, keeping pace with the times – like for example Michel Chossudovsky, Pepe Escobar, Alexander Mercouris, F. William Engdahl, Dmitry Orlov, A. Reavsky (alias The Saker), Thierry Meyssan et. al. . Them all are blinded out in the German Mass Media and largely in left-liberal publications like Le Monde Diplomatique and – surprisingly – are widely shunned by European altermondialist movements/organizations.

Below an excerpt of „Washingtons Struggle …“ and a list of recently written articles by Pieraccini enlarging upon additional geopolitical aspects.

25.10.2016 – Online Journal – STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION 

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/10/25/washingtons-struggle-remaining-relevant.html  

Washington’s Struggle: Remaining Relevant

By Frederico Pieraccini *

 

The most important event of the past 70 years is the change in the international order, from a US unipolar domination to a new multipolar reality. The funda-mental question lies in understanding how this transition is taking place, its consequences and root causes
The transition in the international order, from a pre-WWI multipolar world to a post-WWII bipolar world, cost humanity a world war involving millions of deaths. The next stage, distinct from the conflicts between the USSR and the US, ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, but without the tragedy of direct confrontation. This funda-mental historical difference has its own intrinsic logic governing the relationship of forces between powers. The USSR was a country in decline, unable to continue its role on the international stage as the premier anti-hegemonic power.
The transition from a bipolar to a unipolar reality could have had nuclear con-sequences, but an agreement between the powers avoided this danger. The upshot was an unconditional surrender of the USSR, with catastrophic consequences in economic and cultural terms for the superpower to come to terms with, but at least without the explosion of a large-scale conflict.
With the end of the bipolar model, however, began what some historians declared to be the «end of history»: the transition from a multipolar world, to a bipolar world, to end in a unipolar world. From the point of view of Washington, the story ended with only one global power remaining, thereby granting the United States the power to decide matters for the whole world.
The scenario in which we live today, in terms of international law and the balance of forces, is almost unprecedented in history if looked at in the present context. It is true that the current transition from a unipolar to a multipolar reality is something similar to what has been seen in previous decades, with the transition from British hegemony in the late-nineteenth century to a multipolar situation in the period preceding the two world wars. Nevertheless, resorting to this historical analogy is difficult, given the relative absence of international rules compared to a century ago. Therefore it is difficult to use the earlier transition period to make assumptions about future trends.
The causes of change
The attitude of the US over the last 25 years has been focused completely on the achievement of global hegemony. The dream of having control over every event, in every corner of the world, has ironically led to accelerating the end of America’s unipolar moment. Of course the deep meaning of the word „control“ can be expanded upon, examining the merits of the cultural, economic and military impositions that result from a constant quest for global domination.

The US has chosen an impassable road that is full of contradictions to justify their rise as a global power. In two decades we have witnessed the dismantling of all the key principles of the balance of power between Russia and the United States, necessitating the change in international relations from unipolar to multipolar. 

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Full text attached

* Frederico PIERACCINI – Native of Florence, Italy, he frequently writes for L’Antidiplomatico and L’Opinione Pubblica and maintains a popular blog (in Italian), called Fractions of Reality, which seeks to present interesting information about Russia and Ukraine not widely available in the mainstream Italian media. He lives in Milan. Contact Federico at: Federico (dot) Pieraccini (at) gmail (dot) com

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http://russia-insider.com/en/nuclear-war-not-table-because-it-makes-no-sense/ri14860

Nuclear War Is Not on the Table – Because It Makes No Sense

By Federico Pieraccini, 08.06.2016

 

www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-21/multipolar-world-order-economics-vs-politics

Multipolar World Order: Economics Vs. Politics

By Frederico Pieraccini, 22.08.2016

 

www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/09/11/washington-failure-syria-not-about-strategy.html 

Washington’s Failure In Syria Is Not About Strategy

By Fredrico Pieraccini, 11.09.2016 

 

www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-02/why-american-military-doctrine-doomed-failure

Why American Military Doctrine Is Doomed for Fail

By Federico Pieraccini, 02.10.2016 
PIERACCINI-US-struggles-remaining-relevant161026.pdf

Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (II) — Réseau International (english)

The global economic position of ASEAN is of pivotal importance in contemporary international relations, but similarly just as significant is the region’s strategic one vis-à-vis China and the unipolar world.

über Hybrid Wars 6. Trick To Containing China (II) — Réseau International (english)

To be continued…

Andrew Korybko is the American political commentator currently working for the Sputnik agency. He is the post-graduate of the MGIMO University and author of the monograph “Hybrid Wars: The Indirect Adaptive Approach To Regime Change” (2015). This text will be included into his forthcoming book on the theory of Hybrid Warfare.

Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (I)

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (I)

Editorial

(Please reference the entire Law of Hybrid War series in order to get acquainted with the strategic themes of this article)

The Crossroads Of The Multipolar World

Redefining The Heartland:

The “Greater Heartland” acquires its premier strategic and economic importance due to being the supercontinental fulcrum of multipolar integration. As was mentioned at the end of Part III, there’s a direct overlap between Russia’s Eurasian Union and China’s New Silk Road, and the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan presently fall under both connective umbrellas. To those attuned with geopolitical theory, these three states noticeably correlate with the broad territory that early 20th-century British strategist Halford Mackinder termed the “Heartland”, which he defined as the geopolitical pivot of Eurasia. More contemporary strategists narrowed the region down to the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia, but the author feels that this is presently insufficient to accommodate for the changing dynamics of the evolving world order, and thus proposes a modification of the concept to include Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan as well. This redefined version of Mackinder’s original thesis moves the center of geopolitical gravity in a more southwards direction (by contrast, Mackinder’s broad contours included all of Siberia and most of the Russian Far East) in order to reflect more relevant areas of geopolitical competition between the unipolar and multipolar worlds in the context of the New Cold War.

Connecting Eurasia:

Central Asia

b083fe96fac217b9f70c13Corresponding to the Greater Heartland, there are four generalized zones of connectivity, and each has them has their own geo-economic role in the large framework. (…)

Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (I)

The full article attached as PDF:In the Greater Heartlands 20160325