The Heat: Future of Western dominance

The Heat

FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walk at the start of the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Since the end of World War One, the world’s economic, political, military and social agenda has been dominated by Western countries – countries that are mostly centered in Western Europe and North America. It’s a dominance highlighted by U.S. President Donald Trump at a speech in Poland urging the importance of protecting Western civilization.

But is Western dominance still relevant in the face of other rising powers in the global south – powers like China, with the world’s largest developing economy?

To discuss the future of the West’s dominance:

  • Donald Earl Collins, history professor at the University of Maryland, University College.
  • Dmitry Babich, a correspondent for Sputnik International.
  • Wang Guan, chief political correspondent for CGTN’s Mandarin service.
  • Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.

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