The empire can’t strike back


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Photo by LOU Collection / Alamy Stock Photo This is the first of a three-part series of essays on the end of “the new American century”. The idea that we have reached the end of the “end of history” has become a cliché. In Ukraine, even with the combined weight of Nato assistance, Kyiv has failed to secure a decisive advantage against Russia. In Asia, the US and its allies are nervous, as the industrial might of China is being translated into hard military power. The global balance of power is shifting. Yet evidence of how immensely different the world...