This article points out that since its inception, Mordor has never had to deal with a foreign threat within close proximity. Its neighbors to the north and south were comparatively weak. This results in a lack of appreciation that today, more than ever, we live in an interdependent world. In contrast, Russia, China and Iran have a history of competition, cooperation and interdependence. This goes a long way towards explaining why a multipolar world is emerging around Russia and China while Mordor is increasingly isolated on a world scale.
Read in The Greanville Post