From Synergic Earth News
Had the Soviet Union, the weaker of the two great powers of the second half of the last century, simply imploded first, while the U.S., enwreathed in a cloud of self-congratulation, was almost unbeknownst to itself also slowly making its way toward an exit? And, as a final irony, Klare — author of the not-to-be-missed new book Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet — points out, energy has refloated Russia, even as it’s sinking us.
Yet Russia is hardly immune from peak oil, their supplies are peaking and massive corruption by the state is hardly making things better for the populace at large. China has so many problems and is so vast that it’s difficult to see how they can solve them. This is not a a good era to be a superpower in.