2021: The Year of Disruptive Technologies and New Blocks

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If 2020 was the year of pandemic then 2021 will be the year of creation of new blocks and disruptive technologies. Countries like China will take advantage of a vulnerable world and strengthen their position. This year may go down in the history when disruptive technologies would be seriously employed without giving much thought to human values.

The top likely and desired strategic trends of 2021 could be:

  • China moves to the Americas
  • The South China Sea is passรฉ watch out for the Indian Ocean Region
  • NATO: Turkey out and Russia in
  • Halting the Chinese bandwagon in the Middle East and the Mediterranean
  • Pakistan in Israeli Orbit
  • Technology that scares you

Continue to read my latest article on Indiaโ€™s most respected Think-Tank platform, โ€˜Chanakya Forumโ€™:

183 thoughts

  1. Situations can often throw up strange bedfellows, but Russia coming back in from the cold again? I’m not sure about that one while Putin’s in power

  2. Thanks Sandomina! I too am hoping the US can somehow “get its act together” – sigh… Waiting anxiously for another extended trip and recently posted about “digital health passports” – another “heady” technological subject full of nuances,

  3. Yup, also to add….

    1. China and EU moving closer.
    2. More industries coming out of China (not due to supply chain issues, but Chinese labour is getting costly, they need to find cheaper avenues)
    3. Rise of informal labour sector and gig economy
    4. Extreme widening gap of rich and poor.
    5. Lessening middle class.
    6. Expansion of labour and lower class.
    7. Automation of manual jobs

      1. He has some points, but I wanted to present the points which could be unique and not so obvious.

      2. This blog made me think and identify pattern. That was the nicest part. Thats why I like to follow the articles here. It made me contribute. No criticise.

  4. Happy New Year from here! As always, Commander, you enlighten us and broaden our view….Thank you. Could you expand on the benefits of the US rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

    1. Thank you so much, Dโ€™Nanda, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Always a pleasure. It is a lengthy topic. So I would just say that the USA is still the world leader, whatever China may say, therefore the United States must forge new partnerships, remodel older ones but never dump them. It takes lots of energy and perseverance to get these deals through.

      1. Most helpful, sandomina…..”America First” doesn’t have to mean “America Alone”, does it? Thanks so much for the reply!

  5. 2021 will be a year of disruption.

    As the vaccines will be available soon, the changes are taking place will be faster. The RCEP has provided China with some much needed economic breathing space. It might be sufficient to keep itself afloat in the immediate future.

    The PLA, however, is in a standoff with the Indian Army at the LAC. This might turn into a skirmish or mutate into a short-term war. The most likely time for this to happen would be the end of summer in the months of May-June.

    Technology will the prime driver of business and economy in the future and will encompass our lives furthermore. The acceleration of technology started by the pandemic will only increase in the days ahead.

    But the biggest geopolitical change is happening in the Middle East. The pandemic disrupted the entire oil-based economy. The drying of the oil wells and the coffers of these kingdoms whose economy was dependent on oil saw huge political and social upheaval. UAE secularising itself to an extent, women being given more rights in Saudi Arabia, the relaxation of the kafala system transmogrified onto the political stage with the Abraham Accords which saw the start of Arab nations starting to normalise ties with Isreal.

    The year 2021 is one where the world is going to press the reset button.

  6. Technology is scary. Don’t know if this is true or not, but I read somewhere that Big Tech is working on mind and thought-reading technology. I hope this isn’t true. Our thoughts are the freest commodity we have and the only things others don’t have access to. If they take those, we’re nothing but robots.

    1. You said it yourself, Cherie. The realm of science we are entering today is very intimate to human freedom, which makes us distinct. If with the help of a chip in our head all humans behave similarly then as you said, we are robots.

      1. Right! But I don’t know many people who would go for that. Having a foreign object put into their bodies? Nope! Most people would resist that!

      2. You are right, Cherie but soldiers would be the first ones to get experimented upon. It is not science fiction but a reality.

  7. Thank you for such an amazing and futurist article. I hope people in powerful positions are reading this article and making use of it. Keep it up.

      1. Welcome, very fascinating and you sum up the observations I make from researching.. Take a look at Serpenteza on YT, you’ll like him!

  8. Yeah.you are right.This year will be The Year of Disruptive Technologies and New Blocks.China will do many effort to increase in many areas but will not achieve successes.dear commander!! Have you read about US distress and attack on President house.this event inspire to China,but can not new.thanks for sharing informative post.๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. It is your kindness,dear sandomina!!actually,I was most irritated after hearing the violent avtivities on American parliament .this point is danger for world peace-that time i was thinking so.

  9. Go to hell your disruptive technologies.after blasting on US PARLIAMENT I am hearing the song of that blasting.All roots are hidden in US and CHINA.we are normal citizen.at last we have to go heaven or hell.why do we worry.i have become most disturbed to listen about arsenal.My dear Commander!! Any country is making the arsenals which sing the songs with ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผmusic of love? ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽท

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  11. Hey dear Commonder!!have you not written on Crisis on American democracy?or you are see that song of Nanda-“ye samaa ….๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Oh dear sadomina!! Happy new year and Makar Snkraati.so you have left all tension and enjoy because this year fear of corona is lesser than last year.so we all should song”ye samaa samaa he intezaar ka…

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  15. Best political blog. I’m learning much from you. Sandomina.

    Are you interested in Georgi Markov? I’ve enjoyed reading some English translations but most of his work, surprisingly, isn’t translated from the Bulgarian. He should be taught in schools.

    Thank you.

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