The Kremlin’s increasingly assertive foreign policy, including its illegal occupation of Crimea in 2014 and its intervention in Syria in 2015, came unexpectedly to many in the West. These events were nonetheless mere extensions of the worldview held by Russian President Vladimir Putin. This worldview was built on more than two decades of compounded dissatisfaction with the West as well as Putin’s cumulative experiences in his ongoing global campaigns to achieve his core objectives: the preservation of his regime, the end of American hegemony, and the reinstatement of Russia as a global power. Some of these ambitions were tamed, and others expedited, by external events, yet their core has remained the same and often at odds with the West. The U.S. believed that a brief period of non-assertive foreign policy from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s had become the new norm for Russia. This period was not the norm but an anomaly. Putin’s foreign policy has always been assertive, similar to Russia’s historic foreign policy. The U.S. may thus find itself once again surprised by Putin. This paper examines the evolution of Russia’s foreign policy worldview since the collapse of the Soviet Union to help understand the likely next priorities of the Kremlin.Executive Summary
There’s nothing wrong with a multipolar world in which a Russian Commonwealth would coexist as a world power, comprised of countries with full independence and cooperation, voluntarily associated and perfecting of their national life in the interests of the whole of humanity and through the desire to express and preserve their soul integrity and their purified national purpose. What’s wrong is the imposition of such association of countries as a totalitarian Russian Empire.Adapted from The Destiny of the Nations, pp.104-105.
Earlier I stated that the physical plane areas or localities which constitute the present modern exits for energies, through which directed energies can pass to carry out the creative process, are five in number: New York, London, Geneva, Darjeeling and Tokyo. These five form a five-pointed star of interlocking energies, symbolic of the major divisions of our modern civilisation.Externalisation of the Hierarchy, 675
Under the plan, and contingent upon the energies pouring through the five planetary centres according to plan, there are three great fusing energies or vital centres present upon our planet:
a. Russia, fusing and blending eastern Europe and western and northern Asia.
b. The United States (and later South America), fusing and blending central and western Europe and the entire western hemisphere.
c. The British [Commonwealth], fusing and blending races and men throughout the entire world.
In the hands of these nations lies the destiny of the planet. These are the three major world blocs, from the consciousness angle and from the angle of world synthesis. Other and lesser nations will participate in the process with full independence and cooperation, voluntarily and through the perfecting of their national life in the interests of the whole of humanity and through the desire to express and preserve their soul integrity and their purified national purpose (which purification is now going on). The keynote, however, of human living will be struck by Russia, Great Britain and the United States — not because of their power, their historical past and their material resources or [Page 105] territorial extent, but because they [will be] in a position to fuse and blend the many types, because they [will be] far-visioned in their world purpose, because they [will not be] basically selfish in their intent, and because the government of the peoples [will reach down] into the depths of each nation and [will be] fundamentally for the people. Their basic Constitution, Magna Charta and Bill of Rights are human. Other nations will be gradually swept into line with these fundamental spiritual requirements, or — if they are already based on these human principles and not on the rule of a powerful minority, exploiting an unhappy majority — they will cooperate freely with these greater nations in a federation of purposes and of interests until such time as all the nations of the world see the vision clear, forego their selfish aims and agree in the unity of the work to be done for the whole. Humanity will then emerge into the light of freedom with a revealed beauty and a spiritual purpose, hitherto unknown.The Destiny of the Nations
[JB] How do we translate to the men and women of goodwill, that the world situation today is the result of the Impacts of Shamballa, energizing both good and evil in the world, for the purpose of planetary and human evolution, and that such life-threatening labor pains are permitted by Sanat Kumara, without divine intervention so far, so that Humanity, exercising its free will, according to the Plan, can grow into adulthood (1st initiation, birth of the Christ) and assume its planetary responsibility in “sealing the door where evil dwells,” so that the World Teacher can reappear and the externalized Hierarchy of Masters can assume democratic leadership of planetary affairs, a Hierarchical Democracy enabling planet Earth to become a Beacon of Light in the solar system and the cosmos? -JB
The Mantra of the New Group of World Servers
|Que el Poder de la Vida Una afluya a través del grupo de todos los verdaderos servidores.||May the Power of the one Life pour through the group of all true servers.|
|Que el Amor del Alma Una caracterice la vida de todos aquellos que tratan de ayudar a los Grandes Seres.||May the Love of the One Soul characterize the lives of all who seek to aid the Great Ones.|
|Que cumplamos nuestra parte en el Trabajo Uno, mediante el olvido de uno mismo, la inofensividad y la correcta palabra.||May we fulfil my part in the One work through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness and right speech.|