When will we accept the reality of a new multipolar world?

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by John Wight

“In his estimable book, ‘The New Silk Roads,’ Peter Frankopan makes the salient point that ‘the decisions being made in today’s world that really matter are not being made in Paris, London, Berlin or Rome  –  as they were a hundred years ago  —  but in Beijing, Moscow, in Tehran and Riyadh, in Delhi and Islamabad, in Kabul and in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan, in Ankara, Damascus and Jerusalem.’ … In the West, particularly when it comes to London and Washington, hysteria and panic has colonized their respective ruling establishments, made up of men and women who are no longer able to comprehend a world that is shifting beneath their feet.” (06/16/22)