Russia, Iran, China Forge New Global Security Order, Challenging US Dominance

China's President Xi Jinping met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to discuss Palestinian statehood and Nord Stream pipelines. Russia, Iran, and China are strengthening cooperation on security, de-dollarization, and Palestinian rights, challenging the US-led international system.

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Russia, Iran, China Forge New Global Security Order, Challenging US Dominance

Russia, Iran, China Forge New Global Security Order, Challenging US Dominance

As the geopolitical landscape shifts, Russia, Iran, and China are forging a new global security order, directly challenging the long-standing US-led international system. Recent high-level meetings and agreements between top officials from these nations, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, have focused on key issues such as de-dollarization, support for Palestinian statehood, and countering US-Israeli influence in the Middle East.

Why this matters: This emerging security order has significant implications for the global balance of power, potentially reshaping international relations and economic systems. As the US-led system is challenged, it may lead to a shift in global governance, influencing trade, security, and human rights policies worldwide.

In a significant move, Xi Jinping met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Beijing, where China raised questions about the US and Israel blocking Palestinian statehood and the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines. Xi is also set to visit Belgrade on May 15 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the US-UK-NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy there.

Meanwhile, Russian Security Council Chairman Nikolai Patrushev held talks with his Chinese counterpart Chen Wenqing in St. Petersburg to discuss security cooperation. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defense summit in Astana, Kazakhstan saw Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun meet with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, emphasizing their comprehensive strategic partnership. Dong Jun also met with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, praising Beijing's condemnation of the Israeli air strike in Damascus.

De-dollarization is a central topic in BRICS 10 planning as Russia, Iran, and China work to establish a new global security order. A Chinese scholar noted, "This time the barbarians are facing a 5,000-year continuing written civilization armed with Sun Tzu's Art of War, Mao thought, Xi's dual circulation strategy, Belt and Road, BRICS, renminbi digitalization, Russia and China unlimited, the world's most powerful manufacturing industry, tech supremacy, economic powerhouse, and the backing of the Global South." De-dollarization is a central topic in BRICS 10 planning as Russia, Iran, and China work to establish a new global security order.

The three nations are united in their support for Palestinian statehood, with China hosting a conference to unify Palestinian factions. The UN Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) briefed BRICS 10 representatives on the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated at the SCO summit, "The current military-political situation and threats to our states oblige us to common approaches to building a just world order based on equality for all participants in the international community."

As Russia, Iran, and China align their interests and strengthen cooperation, their emerging security order poses a significant challenge to the US-led international system. With a focus on de-dollarization, support for Palestinian rights, and countering US-Israeli influence, this new axis aims to reshape the global balance of power and protect the rest of the world from what they view as the "genocidals" of the West. The upcoming face-to-face meeting between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin is expected to further solidify their strategic partnership and address pressing issues like the situation in Gaza.

Key Takeaways

  • Russia, Iran, and China are forming a new global security order, challenging the US-led system.
  • De-dollarization is a key focus, aiming to reduce US economic influence.
  • The three nations support Palestinian statehood and condemn US-Israeli influence in the Middle East.
  • High-level meetings and agreements are solidifying their strategic partnership and cooperation.
  • This emerging security order may reshape global governance, trade, security, and human rights policies.