A Eurasian Golden Triangle is emerging with China, Russia and Iran as the three key points, F. William Engdahl notes. The latest Sino-Iranian rapprochement has prompted a lively debate regarding the new Eurasian “world order.” “Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from the least noticed events. Such is the situation with Iran and the recent visit to Tehran of China’s President Xi Jinping. What emerged from the talks confirms that the vital third leg of what will become a genuine Eurasian Golden Triangle, of nations committed to peaceful economic development, is now in place,” American-German researcher, historian and strategic risk consultant F. William Engdahl writes in his article for New Eastern Outlook.

On January 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani signed almost 17 agreements on economic and technological cooperation. Furthermore, the leaders announced they will cooperate on the China-led One Belt One Road initiative. The researcher calls the formal inclusion of Iran into China’s New Economic Silk Road project “a giant positive step.” According to Engdahl, it will allow Tehran to “break years of economic isolation” and will open doors to the region’s economic development. FULL REPORT