This is a good read describing the geopolitical shift to a multi-polar international order centered around Eurasian nations.

Noticeably absent - Western powers.

The idea that the last days "beast" would come out of Europe has been mostly a Western idea. Though historically, the primary antagonists described in the pages of the Bible, have been centered around the Middle-East. I'm not suggesting that the SCO is that latter days "beast". But this trend to a Eurasian confederation of nations is an interesting geopolitical development that could lead to that.

See: The Image of the Statue in Daniel 2

THE COUNTERBALANCING SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION

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