Is the world about to witness a paradigm shift from Unipolarity to Polycentricity?
In 2014, the European Strategy for Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) predicted a shift from Unipolarity to Polycentricity by 2030. By implication, from a strategic perspective, the United States will lose its hegemonic status.
However, this geopolitical projection provided by the ESPAS report has been vehemently critiqued by Micaiah Kalu in his latest article entitled "Global Trends and the Contestation for Hegemonic Status in the Changing World Order: China and the United States in Perspective" published by Qwenu.com in September 16, 2019. The critique underline some ambiguities guided by some critical questions which include inter alia:
1. Can a hegemonic transition occur peacefully?
2. Can a Polycentric world order guarantee global peace and stability?
3. If the United States, being the bastion of global democracy loses its preponderance to China, what would become of democratic capitalism/capitalist democracy?
Therefore, think of a world without the United States of America in the lead!