I am no expert in foreign affairs and global policies however this is of big interest for me on where to hedge my business interests and time.
China and Russia are vying for global influence by supporting dictatorships across the world. They are building relationships with other economies, Egypt, Syria, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, etc. intertwined with China and Russia instead of fostering it with the US which challenges the dominance of the USD and American Influence on the global stage.
It's been no secret, Russia has wanted to establish its own version of the European Union by creating the Eurasian Economic Union and a NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) like alliance called CSTO(Collective Security Treaty Organization). Meanwhile China had the belt road intiative.
Historically, when the Soviet Union was looking to expand its influence, whether its peaceful or by force, the US worked actively to combat it—Afghanistan, Vietnam, etc. This foreign policy was called the Kennan and Containment—it's referred to under different names; more recognizable to me as Containment of Communism.
Likewise, all of the most powerful empires in history Spanish, British, etc. wielded global influence and global militaries—in addition to global warfare they conducted.
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Leveraging Western Content Distribution Mediums
In the tweet displayed below, Russia is leveraging western social media platforms to mass deliver their messages to the world rather than just targeting the western audience—it's the least of their concerns. That's because a ban would imply the western audience wouldn't see their content, however, countries where they are trying to garner influence it would be still accessible and achieve their objectives—I don't know their end goal but it seems like influence according to the post below. It seems like their objective is to sew enough chaos into the western audience—in particular the United States.
The objective here seems to credit themselves and pose as a trustworthy authority.
China's Belt Road Initiative
Many analysts view China's Belt Road Initiative as a debt trap. The investment was a way for the Chinese government to shift its dependency from the Western World to partners nearby by investing in them and creating/developing new markets to sell their own products. For most people, this is phrased as diversifying your investment portfolio by spreading your eggs into multiple baskets rather than placing them all into a single basket. Thereby increasing demand for their manufacturing services and growing their own economy. The Chinese government understands the creation of markets and how to grow their own economy.
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What Are Investors Saying?
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In the Tweet above, Chamath Palihapitiya questions whether it's the end of the global US hegemony.
Even the famous investor, Ray Dalio, created an animated educational video from his book titled Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail and posted it on his YouTube channel.
The Biden Administration Acknowledges This
On March 21, 2022, President Joe Biden joined the Business Roundtable CEO Quartly Meeting and announced the challenging dynamic America is going to face in the future referring to it as a new world order at the end of his speech.