There’s the fate of the petrodollar to consider.

Nie wieder Krieg! Putin verstehen. Lügen erkennen.

The Birth of a Eurasian Century

Huffington Post 

May 19, 2014

By Pepe Escobar

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass – at the expense of the United States.

And no wonder Washington is anxious. That alliance is already a done deal in a variety of ways:

  • through the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa);
  • at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Asian counterweight to NATO;
  • inside the G20; and
  • via the 120-member-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

BildTrade and commerce are just part of the future bargain. Synergies in the development of new military technologies beckon as well. After Russia’s Star Wars-style, ultra-sophisticated S-500 air defense anti-missile system comes online in 2018, Beijing is sure to want a version of it. Meanwhile, Russia is about…

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