When it comes to geopolitics, conflict resolution and peacekeeping skills; it is best to forget about such illusory abstractions as east and west or north and south and to realize who we really are and why we are really here. Who we are is oneself not wanting to be by itself. Why we are here is oneself desiring companionship, friendship, love. In conclusion. One's very own originating cause - aloneness - matters not as much as one's very own purpose - companionship, friendship, love.