The CERAWeek 2019 Conference was held in Houston during the early part of March, 2019. The very first session is a Geopolitical Dialogue with world experts:
Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President IHS Markit; Sir John Scarlett, Senior Advisor Morgan Stanley; Dr. Angela Stent, Author of Putin’s World: Russia against the West and with the Rest Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University; Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy The Brookings Institution; Michael Green, SVP for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University
At the center of the discussion is how to balance the 3 major superpowers: USA, Russia, and China, what I like to call the Triumvirat or more fittingly The Trilateral Commission. The tone of the talk had a distinctive ring from the book by George Orwell, “1984”.
In Orwell’s book, the world is divided into 3 superpowers who govern their region of the world. They fight proxy wars in the “disputed” regions, but they will not attack each other directly; because that would mean all out war and mutual destruction. Rather, constant proxy wars are fought and they never seem to end (sort of like Afghanistan).
The conference session discusses how the present day superpowers must find cooperation in the “disputed” regions – particularly in Iran, Syria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Please click on the link below to view the video from CERAWeek 2019.