Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I like the idea of the Typhon Pact and while the Cold War background is sooo
20th century I am glad that the pact isn't a rehash of the Soviet Union and more like a mirror of the early Federation but more powerful, darker and edgier.
By the way, what do you think about the Taurus Pact from Rise Like Lions
? Do you think this mirror counterpart has any spiritual significance for thoughts about the Typhon Pact? Alas, the Taurus Pact is generally friendly to the Galactic Commonwealth, it seems.