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.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 9, 2017
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