This is an insightful research article that takes a hard-look at emerging geo-political trends. It’s a recommended read. Check it out!
Personally, I hope that there will never be another world war. But the stakes are huge. Even with diplomacy alone, there will be major winners and losers. World leaders will be challenged as never before. With the end of US hegemony but still enormous military power with the US, there will be greater opportunities for soft power. For example, earlier today, I argued that it would be shrewd for the West to reduce sanctions on Russia.