Menu

The New “Great Game”: What Awaits Us?

The game-changers in today’s world has coincided with the emergence of US President Donald Trump’s erratic administration, which is pursuing goals that are completely detached from those of Europe generally. Trump’s abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal, combined with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s increasing belligerence and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s growing ambitions, indicates that the world is entering an ever more confrontational and dangerous phase.

It is not possible to itemize the great currents of twenty-first-century geopolitics with the same confidence as those of the nineteenth, but there are a few obvious ones. There is the rise of China. There is increased political tribalism and a possible breakdown of liberal democracy on the horizon. In the nearer term, there is jihadist terrorism. And in the era of US President Donald Trump, it is hard not to wonder if the world is headed toward a future of declining co-operation and a return to naked, zero-sum great-power competition. But with the usual caveat that accompanies every prediction about the twenty-first century—namely, that it depends on humans still being around—none of these forces really matters, either.

YOU MAY READ FULL ARTICLE BY SUBSCRIPTION TO STRATEJIST MAGAZINE...

Mehmet ÖĞÜTÇÜ
Dr., Ret. Ambassador

Go Back

Comments for this post have been disabled.