The age of American Hegemony is coming to an end, but not without bringing massive levels of instability worldwide in its wake
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin via video link on December 30, which drew alarm from certain Western media outlets. The New York Times, for example, concluded that the call came amid a “weak moment” for both leaders. Readers were led to believe that both China and Russia find themselves “isolated and desperate.” However, the assertion conceals a more difficult truth. That is, the U.S.-led unipolar order has experienced a number of challenges to its stability over the course of 2022 that show no sign of letting up in the new year.