The United States is no longer able to compete with Russia and China at the same time, so we can talk about the formation of a tripolar world. Samir Saul, a historian, and lecturer at the University of Montreal shared this opinion with Le Devoir.
As the historian notes, despite the US attempts to counter the growing influence of China, Beijing has long been the locomotive of the world economy and has become a leading partner of dozens of countries. This, Saul says, puts the overseas neighbors in a bad light, as they have nothing to offer but the status quo.
At the same time, “rejected by the West” Russia finds more and more advantages in strengthening cooperation and rapprochement with the Middle Kingdom, which, according to the author, instills in the United States fear of” the formation of a Greater Eurasia,” which will put an end to the dominance of the Americans.
According to the expert, Washington’s inability to resist two forces at the same time allows us to say about the end of the unipolar world.
Saul concludes that in the next few years, Moscow and Beijing are unlikely to “do a favor” to the United States and decide to split up. On the contrary, it is the triangular configuration that will determine the order on the world stage, as well as subordinate events in the Middle East, Europe, and other regions to its logic.