Now it is quite rare when you have really interesting analyses in the press. So here is one on that argues against the likelihood of an American century:
the tables appear to be in the process of being turned: the US, instead of seeking to isolate Iran, is now likely to need Iranian and Syrian support in helping to sort out the debacle in Iraq. Taken with the failure of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the continuing disaster of the occupied territories, we can see that the US is in retreat.
North Korea and East Asia, Venezuela and Latin America, Europe, etc. the author provides a concise grasp of all the challenges awaiting the US.
Hizbullah administered a decisive blow to the US. Why can’t Lebanese understand this? This is not just a local victory but an international victory and we’re still hiding behind our own sectarian shadows.