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cold war, unipolar?
The current US posture seems to be pushing China, Russia and maybe India closer together, creating a new unipolar world, with a weakened US-EU. Such a unipolar world is likely to force all countries to choose sides and become dependent in a new cold war. . For coping with fossil fuels a multipolar world of cooperation would be better. That would mean the US, Russia, Europe, Chine, India and Latin America and maybe Africa would relate as peers in cooperation more than in competition. . Imagine the leaders of these poles in friendly, serious conversation. Xi, the very interesting Premier of China, who gets a lot of bad press in the West but few actually read. I am not in agreement with his focus on growth but much of what he has to say is fascinating, I think of “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary..” as a parallel to Xi’s thinking which in essence goes (I paraphrase)- “China has done much to become modern, to create a thriving middle class, and to excel in technologies. But we still have too many in poverty. The task for us now is to reduce inequality, share the progress, provide for health, education and security and lower corruption” While this view of China might be idealized, the US seems to lack a vision of where to go and especially the Democratic Party has supported finance and not the people . Political malaise in the US is a result.