Saturday, November 22, 2008

U.S. world dominance fading: intelligence agency

The United States' superpower status will wane over the next two decades as power spreads among several countries and moves from the West to the East, a report by the country's intelligence agency says.

The National Intelligence Council's Global Trends report, issued every four years to document looming problems, predicts a new global system will emerge where no single state dominates.

"By 2025, the U.S. will find itself as one of a number of important actors on the world stage, albeit still the most powerful one," the report by U.S. intelligence agencies says.

China is poised to have more impact than any other country, but the report also foresees a rise by India and Russia.

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