Since the implosion of the Soviet bloc, a mono-polar world has emerged revolving around the USA, and challenged by an Islamic bloc. Russia and China have attempted to confront this mono-polar post-Cold War situation by forming a pact between each other and bordering states. This holds out the prospect of a Eurasian bloc to confront the world hegemony of the USA, which seeks to draw to it the European Union and return Europe to the subordinate role she played vis-à-vis the USA during the Cold War, pushed into coming under the US orbit by the fear of Warsaw Pact invasion.
In addition to immigration disaster, the world in the near future may expect something more serious. Over the past 40 years, the amount of fresh water in the world decreased by 60%. And in the next 25 years, it may be reduced by 2 more times. This is the official UN data. They were presented at the World Water Week, which takes place in Stockholm at the minute. It is not hard to guess that the most acute shortages will be felt in the already volatile Middle East.