They call themselves analysts, and the Beeb publishes this as if it were news. As in, NEW news:
Alas, this is all rather OLD news, this thing about a multipolar world. Chavecito’s been talking about it for HOW many years now? But of course, when HE talks about it, he’s a populist dictator crackpot. When some US “council” says it’s gonna happen, it’s suddenly serious.And of course, they make out like it’s gonna be a BAD thing. Funny, but the rest of the multipolar world doesn’t seem to think so.
US economic, military and political dominance is likely to decline over the next two decades, according to a new US intelligence report on global trends.The National Intelligence Council (NIC) predicts China, India and Russia will increasingly challenge US influence.It also says the dollar may no longer be the world’s major currency, and food and water shortages will fuel conflict.However, the report concedes that these outcomes are not inevitable and will depend on the actions of world leaders.