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Saturday, July 4 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
The asymetric world order: Inter-imperial rivalry in the 21st century

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The U.S. is no longer an un-rivalled empire dominating the world system. It has suffered a relative decline as a result of its disastrous invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. That setback was compounded by the global slump, which has weakened America’s hegemony over the world economy. Now the U.S. now faces new international and regional rivals. China is becoming more assertive in Asia and throughout the world. Russia and many other lesser powers are pressing their interests against the U.S. in their own regions. We are witnessing the start of new inter-imperial rivalries that will intensify in the 21st century.

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Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review (ISR). He has written on various subjects for the ISR as well as Socialist Worker, ZNet, and Jacobin magazine. He is a member of the several movement organizations, including Vermont Labor Solidarity that organizes in support of workers struggles in Burlington, Vermont, where he lives.

Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grant Park D