Is a Multipolar World the Answer to U.S. Imperialism? w/ Vijay Prashad
Is there a growing resistance to the unipolar imperial order? Is the US an empire in decline? Will the future be a multipolar one? If so, what does that mean ans how should the left in the imperialist core respond?
To discuss this and more, Rania Khalek was joined by Vijay Prashad, Executive Director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and author of “Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations.”
1:37 Unipolar vs multipolar: What does it all mean?
4:09 How did the US come to dominate the world?
6:06 Why is US power beginning to wane?
6:58 Why is the US so threatened by multipolarity?
13:40 What is the Group of Friends In Defense of the UN Charter?
15:41 The other international community
21:34 What is the Shanghai Cooperation Council?
26:50 Are we entering a new era of pushback against imperialism?
30:49 An assertive Russia, a rising China and the pivot to Asia
43:42 Dangerous and desperate US actions to resist a multipolar world
51:48 What are the limitations of this rising multipolarism?
57:28 How should the western left approach this shift in the global order?