In the world of the Strawmen war is inevitable. Fingers itching triggers, buttons being caressed. The truth is we ARE at war. The methods of waging that war are not always conventional. Spies are everywhere. Russia, China, United Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire invade each other on a daily basis to collect knowledge and subvert each others plans.
Regardless if any bombs fall or guns fire, the true victors will be the corporations. Spanning the globe, they would survive all but a world-ending event. Many of these corporations exist. Each planning and preparing to survive. Each hiding their intentions from the governments of the world.
The first and last thing these corporations prepare is a Strawman Situation.