Policy of Détente


The Anglo-Saxon corporations which control the main international financial flows, have recently changed their rhetoric. After attempts to break the Russian economy “into pieces” they have taken the first steps to enter into a dialogue. It is significant that on the eve of the May summit of the “Big Seven,” Japan has expressed interest in becoming the eighth member.

It is hard to believe that just a few years ago, at the peak of exacerbation of the Ukrainian and the Middle East crisis, the transcontinental group wanted to destroy at one blow its rivals - the Russian Federation, the European Union, the Arab world. To start a war in Syria, sinking it in blood, they moved to Ukraine, where they carried out a bloody coup and established a conflict, and now have begun to destabilize Europe.

And all for the sake of the interests of a few clans, the main assets of which are amazingly focused on one small island - the UK, more specifically within the City of London - where 117 of the 500 largest corporations in the world are concentrated. Headed by the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, the “Island Club” includes 4000 of the oligarchs who control the country’s finances- the so-called Commonwealth of Nations is the largest association in the world sitting on 24% of the Earth’s land area and comprising 30% of the world’s population.

Today, this pack has had to reformat its policies.

If we look at history, this is exactly what happened in the early 1970s. Then, after a hard confrontation with the Soviet Union, the West also had to change its line, and proclaim a “detente” policy.

Like now, then the causes were associated not with good will on the part of Western elites or with contradictions emerging within the “Anglo-Saxon corporations.” It was caused by the need to resolve issues arising between the European elite. Several European countries, partly in aim of preserving their independence, expressed a desire to take account of their interests. First the French President de Gaulle, later joined by German Chancellor Willy Brandt, after that head of Switzerland Rudolf Gnegi, made to limit the Dollar’s dominance. A little later there was another hotbed of tension when the Saudi King Faisal hit the interests of the UK and the US by taking ceasing sale of oil on the international markets and inflating energy prices.

Today, the due reformatting policy of Anglo-Saxon corporations is associated with new challenges. On the horizon looms China. Beijing and Delhi are the main competitors for London and Washington. After all, India and China are not only advanced technology, but also a huge number of GDP countries. It has two of the largest (by population) sales markets - according to the UN forecast, by 2100 they will account for 6.6 billion people out of 11.2 billion worldwide.

In the 1970s, the struggle with competitors led to the fact that the United States officially refused to convert dollars into gold. A number of charismatic leaders were forced to leave office early and retire from politics (de Gaulle, Brandt). The Saudi King Faisal was assassinated in mysterious ways - according to an investigation by the Egyptian journalist and one of the associates of Gamal Abdel Nasser Mohamed Heikal, British and American intelligence agencies may have had a hand in it.

Switzerland held onto its neutrality as long as it could, but was forced to surrender. The last step was the surrender of the Swiss authorities, who agreed to disclose the banking secrets of foreign clients. The US and UK pressure was gradually implemented into Swiss law in 2008-2009. As a result, they have gained access to information about the accounts of virtually all the world’s financial and industrial groups.

Dimitri Dolaberidze is an expert in Political Geography based at the Center of Research for the Study of Georgian Complex Development Issues.

Dimitri Dolaberidze

02 May 2016 11:45