Analyzing world international relations, it appears that several power blocs are forming. Here is my hypothesis of the international blocs that will dominate the international scene for next decade or so, in order of relative power. Indian-American Alliance: USA, India, South Korea, Japan, Iraq Chinese Empire: China, North Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam, Pakistan, and several African states New Russian Federation: Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Indonesia, and old soviet states South Atlantic Treaty Organization: Brazil, Venezuela, Libya, Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, and several other African states I leave out the European Union for two reasons; first, I strongly suspect that the European Union will not last for another decade, and second, the largest European powers are far too isolationist to be considered a bloc. How have I settled upon these blocs? First, the first country in every bloc are currently producing aircraft carriers. Aircraft carriers have one purpose: force projection. Second, by military expenditures and relative sizes...this new world will be defined by hard power and hard negotiations. Third, each bloc will have advanced nuclear weapons capabilities by the end of decade. Last, these alliances are based upon current treaties, armament sales/treaties, and the relations between individual nations. Of course, it is only a hypothesis.