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Historian Alfred McCoy Predicts the U.S. Empire is Collapsing as China’s Power Grows

President Joe Biden’s digital summit Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping follows the 2 nations’ announcement simply days earlier they are going to work collectively to confront the local weather emergency after Xi didn’t attend the U.N. local weather summit in Glasgow.

Tension has been mounting between the 2 superpowers, particularly over Taiwan and Hong Kong, with some speculating {that a} new Cold War is growing. “The United States, in the immediate future, is faced with the possibility of fighting a war over Taiwan … that it would probably lose,” says Alfred McCoy, professor of historical past on the University of Wisconsin-Madison in an prolonged interview about U.S.-China relations.

“China is also working to break the U.S. geopolitical hold over the Eurasian landmass.” McCoy is a prolific creator and his latest ebook is out right this moment: “To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change.”

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