As we look around the world today, a disturbing new trend has appeared just over the horizon, with authoritarian leaders seeking to conglomerate their stranglehold on their people and the global community.
The latest example of this terrifying turn toward tyranny comes to us from the east, where China and Russia have now declared that they’ll be taking on the world order together.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met in Uzbekistan where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening their relationship and putting their mark on the “global scale.”
The two authoritarian leaders met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Thursday, in Xi’s first trip outside his country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The meeting creates a new Axis of Evil for the free world to challenge.
“In the face of the colossal changes of our time on a global scale, unprecedented in recent history, we are ready to team up with our Russian colleagues to set an example of a responsible world power and to play a leading role in putting a rapidly changing world on the track of sustainable and positive development,” Xi told Putin, according to TASS, Russian state media.
The news comes as Russia’s military continues to fail mightily in Ukraine, having now resorted to purchasing drones from Iran and munitions from North Korea – two other authoritarian regimes.