One of the many things I am wondering about as I am currently on a train riding from Eastern Poland into Ukraine is the level of chaos the world finds itself in and the heightened tensions all around us.
Interestingly enough, despite the war, there are many people riding a train to Kiev. One woman, whose son lives in Poland is traveling back to her home in Ukraine for the first time in two years. “I am afraid of being there,” she tells me.
The war has taken its toll on both Ukraine and Russia in terms of casualties and more. It has also impacted the West and China as well. Poland is already considered to be an up and coming power and now it has beefed up its defense spending to the point where its military is seen as the strongest in Europe.
China has decided to build a clear alliance with both Russia and Iran. This alliance has had severe consequences and will continue to have a negative impact on the West’s hegemonic rule over the world. Despite the Western media’s claim that Putin is always about to die or that Russia is losing, the reality is that this war is a long term conflict and the West is already bleeding economically from it – especially the EU.
Putin appears to understand that this war is the frontlines of the next stage of global conflicts that will be fought between a weakening and fractured West and a rising East. This is why he is quickly locking in military and economic partnerships countries across the Far East.
The world is on the cusp of a great geopolitical shift. Ukraine appears to be on the frontlines of this shift – a shift that seems to be forcing the West to speed up its collapse in spectacular fashion.