August 16, 2008, Radio New Internationalist
Commentators claim that as a superpower, the US is
in decline. Is this the case?
If so, who will fill the power vacuum?
Russian political economist Boris Kagarlitsky, director of the Institute of Globalisation and Social Movements, helps unmask the contenders of the future and finds social movements rather than countries may soon be the ones
that are flying high.
Shi Yinhong, professor of international relations at the
Renmin University in China’s capital, Beijing, reveals how China
and its people now see both themselves and their place in the world.
Mahdi, a fellow of the Transnational Institute and specialist in the
political economy of Arab and oil-exporting countries, examines the
effects that the declining influence of the United States and the
rising global influence of India and China are having in the Middle
Patrick Bond, the director of the Centre for Civil Society
in Durban, South Africa, celebrates the growing strength of social movements and the multibillion-dollar legal action being taken by South Africans
against the long line of Western corporations that propped up
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