Background: A near future world very similar to our own, with two large power blocs (like USA vs USSR back then) in cold war situation, with many proxy wars and small conflicts. The third power is a somewhat small country, with advanced science level generations ahead of the rest of the world.
- Power block Alpha is an alliance of nations lead by a powerful nation similar to modern China: a single powerful party in control and frequently manipulates information inside its own country.
- Power block Beta is a group of powerful corporate controlling countries from the shadows; at a glance it looks like typical democratic countries, however in truth they perform frequent black ops operations, bribery, hiring mercenary, etc. with money.
- Third power, Gamma nation, is a technocrat lead by a science committee. Their top priority is scientific progress, and have a top secret facility only known to small group of people that helps researchers to research things much, much faster. They have a small, albeit powerful army, though mainly for guarding their borders and will lose in an all-out-war with either power block. For extremely dire situations, they also have the best special force in the world mainly for espionage, sabotage and assassination.
Situation: Since Gamma is so advanced in science but since it lacks the amount of resources needed to guard its independence, they sell their knowledge to both power blocks or other countries in exchange for top scientists, money, resources, or even land. To keep its independence, Gamma sells different technologies (mostly military) to both power blocks (although this is the latest by the world's standard, those technologies are way behind Gamma's latest). The world knows about this, but either power block is afraid of directly attacking Gamma as they can completely cut off trade ties and fully help the opposing power block, AND afraid of WMD that Gamma hides as its last resort option.
So the main question is, will this kind of diplomatic relations work out well for Gamma? Or will it immediately collapse?