Politico: Alliances are being formed that can control the future of the whole world

The world is entering a period of "vertical globalization" when new geopolitical blocs are being formed globally. And as it splits into multiple clusters, these new blocs—both formal (i.e., alliances) and informal (i.e., trade corridors)—could change everything from supply chains to sustainable development.

As countries around the world seek to switch to electric vehicles, a new geopolitical bloc is emerging in Latin America that can “rule” everyone from China to Tesla. So believes the publication Politico.

This new "lithium alliance", which is also being eyed by Mexico, which nationalized its lithium industry earlier this year, is gaining momentum as a powerful player in the market. The bloc will bring together four countries (including Argentina, Bolivia and Chile) that control much of the world's lithium production as they seek to control the production and trade of a resource that is fast becoming one of the world's most important commodities.

But this is not an isolated case.

In the Indo-Pacific, the United States has proposed "Chip 4," a semiconductor alliance with Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan to create supply chains for chips that are independent of China and stop technological the rise of Beijing.

Meanwhile in the Middle East, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have teamed up with India and the US to launch "I2U2", a new block to promote innovation. The group's first meeting culminated in a range of agreements, from the UAE building climate-smart "food parks" across India to US funding for solar energy projects in India to create more sustainable energy options for the world.

World economy has been open and accessible for decades, but now a massive overhaul is taking place, splitting the world along new fault lines.

Many of these fractures are ideological, a massive shift from recent decades, when ideology seemed to be disappearing. Equally important, the decisions made by these new blocs will be felt not only by countries or companies, but also by ordinary people.

In the near future, there will be several blocs competing for the right to control the future of the entire world. And these blocs will have to coexist with each other while finding creative ways to lure countries — and companies — into their ranks. The question is how far these blocs will go in imposing their ideas and what will happen when coexistence inevitably proves impossible.
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  1. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 10 October 2022 11: 35
    Not the world, but the West is entering the era of state capitalism, and at an accelerated pace. Now their politics determines the economy, and not vice versa, this leads them to isolation from global processes, as was the case with the USSR and some other countries with non-market economies. It is impossible to synchronize social development everywhere, so it is a mistake to spread the trends of some countries to all in a crowd. The wishes of some will be severely suppressed by the needs of others, this cannot be predicted, everything will be determined by the activity of certain groups of powers, not necessarily leading ones, but having significant resource potential, capable of not blinking at a critical moment. And how events will actually develop, time will tell.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 10 October 2022 12: 10
      In all these reorganizations, military strength and economic development become the main criterion, because a reasonable policy and real justice have long been replaced by arrogant deceit and military-political pressure from the strongest, the United States. So it will continue to be built on the categories of economic and military strength. Russia needs to step up economic development, and with the existing collaborating staff of the main departments and ministries, it is clearly not possible to achieve the required pace of development, for the past 20 years no tangible development has been seen, although all the conditions were very favorable, even there was too much money. Without a change in government, everything will remain in its usual inhibited form, and the Russian Federation will be lagging behind.
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 10 October 2022 12: 05
    They showed only the efforts of the United States in all regions to maintain its dominance, and the conclusions are drawn from the contrary.
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 10 October 2022 19: 31
    The growth of the political economy and military potential of the PRC automatically reduces the share of the US-EU in world GDP and the decline in the income of transnational associations, and with it their political economic influence, which leads to a “revolt on the ship” and puts other state formations before the choice of the “owner” - to remain loyal old or go over to the new, there is no third way.