Where Two Are Fighting, The Third Wins – Unnoticed Rise of the Eurasian Rimland

Analysis of our Senior Researcher Csaba Barnabás Horváth

While the West on the one hand, and the increasingly converging coalition of the four autocracies of China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia covering much of the central part of Eurasia is much in the focus, there is much less focus on the lands in between, on the belt of rather West-leaning emerging economies of what Mackinder called the Rimland, an emerging belt stretching from Eastern Europe through the Gulf States and India all the way to Southeast Asia. This belt, however, may be the actual main beneficiary of the rivalry of the former two.

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