Posted by: Tony Carson | 22 August, 2007

The Sole Superpower in Decline; The Rise of a Multipolar World

This is an exceptional argument that is a must-read for anyone interested in the political futures market.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States stood tall — militarily invincible, economically unrivalled, diplomatically uncontestable, and the dominating force on information channels worldwide. The next century was to be the true “American century,” with the rest of the world molding itself in the image of the sole superpower.

Yet, with not even a decade of this century behind us, we are already witnessing the rise of a multipolar world in which new powers are challenging different aspects of American supremacy — Russia and China in the forefront, with regional powers Venezuela and Iran forming the second rank. These emergent powers are primed to erode American hegemony, not confront it, singly or jointly.

How and why has the world evolved in this way so soon?

Read on …

The Sole Superpower in Decline

The Rise of a Multipolar World

by Dilip Hiro

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