On the topic of WWIII/The New Emerging Eurasian Balance of Power/Global Balance of Power2. On World Literature 3. On the Causes of and Possible Solutions for the World Financial/Economic Crisis/Decline of the Western EconomyThe World War III Scenario: Like Clancy's Dragon and the Bear, Spiritus Mundi deals with a potential World War III arising a Pearl-Harbor-like sneak attack by newly allied rising powers China, Russia and Iran making a strike at the West's oil jugular by attempting to seize the oil fields of the Middle-East., provoking a potential nuclear Armageddon which is narrowly averted and finally results in Russia, Japan and Korea being incorporated into NATO to defeat a Plan B seizure of the Siberia by the Chinese. The Concept of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly: The novel Spiritus Mundi focuses on the campaign to create a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, which would function like a globalized and scaled-up version of the successful EU European Parliament---an popularly elected advisory body designed to bring the voice of the people of the world together in a new organ supplementing the existing Security Council and General Assembly for initiating democracy in global governance and redressing the "democratic deficit" in international institutions. The author, Robert Sheppard, serves as a Senior Associate of the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, spearheaded by former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and many characters of the novel are fictional participants in this campaign.