The western leftists & isolationists want to give Putin title to the former SU countries but Putin has no intention of stopping there. The Putinists have this nutty Eurasia thing going also:
"Since 2000, Dugin has moved to the center of political power close to the Putin administration by a deliberate strategy of veiling his mystic-esoteric ideology
This is the same Dugin who was photographed meeting with former American Ku Klux Klan leader and neo-Nazi David Duke in Russia. Duke argues, like many Russian nationalists, that communism was imposed on Russia by a Jewish banker conspiracy.
Robert Zubrin, the author of several articles about Dugin, points out the similarities between the National Socialism of Hitler and Dugins original National Bolshevism. He says Dugin gave up on the idea of his own political party so he could become an adviser to Putins United Russia Party. For a time, he worked with the Russian Communist Party, the second largest political party in the country next to Putins United Russia.
As part of this transformation, Zubrin says, Putin himself became a spokesman for tradition and morality, even though the Russian government runs the biggest organized human trafficking operation in the world, kidnapping Russian girls and selling them around the world as prostitutes. Nobody should be fooled by Putins claim of being a defender of conservative morality, Zubrin says.
Theres far more depravity in Russia, including homosexual depravity, than there is here, he says. In the Russian army, boyish recruits are subject to homosexual rape by officers as a form of hazing, and the regime protects this.
Equally troubling, there are reports that Dugins vision of a resurgent Russia is built in part on the ideas of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), a Satanist who described himself as the Beast 666, or Antichrist, of the Book of Revelation. It [is] worth mentioning that in early 90s the National Bolsheviks and their main ideologist Aleksandr Dugin tried to bring Aleister Crowleys ideas to wide popular masses in Russia with enviable persistence, one observer of the Russian political scene noted."
More at link: http://www.aim.org/aim-column/modern-day-russian-dupes/
Next up, China. Watch for them to claim more territory in east and southeast Asia. Although, I doubt they would attack us directly since they hold so much of our debt. But then, think proxies.
I'm 64 and say I have another 10 years of life, bet I see WWIII. It will because of America's weakness, and we know who is responsible for that. That's the one part of the Libertarian platform I've never agreed with - isolationism. America was the safety valve after WWII, but no longer projects the strength nor will it had then. The results of that are now building around the World.