Gone are the days when the US and Russia (read former Soviet Union) used to dominate the world politics. With the fall of ‘communism’ in the 1990’s, the US emerged as the lone ‘super power’ in the world. However, time and again, China tried its best to counter the American influence especially at the UN with the help of Russia. Even the US’ emergence as the only super power prompted the EU members to strengthen ties with each other in the early years of this century. In the last few years, the global political landscape has changed and developing nations, like India, Brazil and South Africa, have started countering the American hegemony.
Political analysts believe that Russia, China and India can jointly dominate the new multi-polar world order in the coming years. In an article published in Pravda, Francesco Brunello Zanitti – Programme Director of Southern Asia Research, Scientific Director of the Italian Institute for Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences, and senior member of Editorial Committee of ‘Geopolitica’ – has said that Kremlin’s new approach towards the two Asian powers can be considered as ‘a vector for a new multi-polar world order’.