Waving Goodbye to Hegemony

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/magazine/27world-t.html?pagewanted=all

A little dated, but a very good capture of the 21st century scene just prior to the 2008 financial crisis. I would contest his idea of the Big 3, only insofar as the optimal currency zone is no longer functioning in Europe and internal unrest in China and regional instabilities with respect to its Southeast Asian neighbours may distract the country from achieving global hegemony.

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