The Next World War: The â€śGreat Gameâ€ť and the Threat of Nuclear War:Part III
by Mahdi Darius Nazem
January 10, 2011
Mistrust between the Major Eurasian Powers
Mistrust between the triple entente of Eurasia â€” Russia, China, and Iran â€” and their other allies still exists. Ahead of a state visit to India in 2007, the Belarusian President, Aleksandr Lukashenko, expressed the tensions in the geo-political climate of Eurasia during an interview. He was asked about Minskâ€™s ambitions in regards to entering the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). President Lukashenko stated: â€śWe see great prospects for [the] SCO provided it can harmonise interests and overcome a certain mistrust among its members, for example between Russia and China, or India and China.â€ť 
The nation-states of Eurasia are carefully working to eliminate this mutual mistrust. All the Eurasian powers are potential rivals and adversaries, but under the current realities of the global environment they realize that they must work together to challenge the strategic US-NATO threat.
The alternative to Eurasian cooperation would be that the Eurasian nations themselves face collapse, dismantlement, and regime change, which could potentially transform them into foreign-controlled economic territories modelled on the successor republics of former Yugoslavia.
The Eurasians also want to de-link the U.S. from its E.U. and NATO allies, specifically France and Germany. The Eurasianist strategy in the Kremlin still has plans for cooperation with the E.U. and for incorporating several European states into the Russian alliance with China and Iran. This also includes the objective of merging the E.U. within a broader geopolitical Eurasian entity.
Once the distrust between the Eurasians is fully overcome, America and its partners will have no choice, but to give up their dreams of control over Eurasia or resort to other means including acts of war. This is when the threat of full spectrum warfare involving nuclear weapons could become a real possibility.