After Empire: The Birth Of A Multi-Polar World

American corporations have to beg for capital from the cash-rich Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Persian Gulf. By invading Iraq, President George W. Bush grossly undermined American credibility in the international arena and irrevocably weakened Washington’s diplomatic clout.

Together, these historic shifts have provided an opportunity for the world to move from the tutelage of the sole superpower, America, to a multi-polar global order, one where America’s moral, economic, and military leadership will be profoundly challenged.

What form will this world resemble? What are the perils and promises of this new power order? In After Empire, Dilip Hiro provides a realistic, challenging, and nuanced look at the emerging power politics of the coming century and considers how they are going to turn our world upside-down.

“Dilip Hiro writes from an unabashedly un-American point of view. It is arresting to see a familiar object assume an unfamiliar shape”
The Economist

“(Dilip Hiro’s) challenging, even contrarian account of it should be required reading not just for the British Foreign Office, but among foreign ministries more generally.”
The Financial Times, May 1, 2010

“(Dilip Hiro’s) challenging, even contrarian account of it (a multipolar world)should be required reading not just for the British Foreign Office, but among foreign ministries more generally.”
The Financial Times, October 1 2010

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