America against the tide

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    A very insightful analysis.

    To compare the US influence in the 1940s to the current times, would however be not fair, given that the world then was carved between the European nations and the views would not have been as divergent as today's where the world is a kaleidoscope of cultures, ethnicity and mindsets.

    That apart, in the modern context, various US govt initiatives have not quite met with favour in the new dispensations around the world.

    The US rides high, but they are themselves filled with doubt now that they do not appear as the indisputable leader of the world.

    What does the future hold for the US?

    How will that impact India?
     
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    I am of the opinion that America has embarked on a slow but inevitable decline. This decline doesn't have as much to do with any internal failings of the U.S. than with the rapid pace that Third World countries are catching up to the "developed" world. America will remain a superpower for a long time, quite possibly for the rest of the century, but it is unlikely that the U.S. will ever have as much influence over the rest of the world as it did during the latter half of the 20th century (the so-called 'American Century').

    The Western-centrism that has marred geopolitics for the past three centuries is finally giving way to a multipolar world order. And its about time too.
     
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