Is U.S. influence on the wane as a superpower? | The Hindu Parley podcast

October 29, 2020 08:10 pm | Updated May 11, 2021 04:37 pm IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said that China and Germany are soon going to be superpowers as U.S. influence wanes globally. Today, as the U.S. is on the cusp of a new presidency, after a remarkable almost four years under President Donald Trump, it is worth examining whether its superpower status endures in the realms of politics, economics, military and diplomatic power, and culture.

We discuss why the U.S. faces an ideational problem despite having an unparalleled position militarily and economically.

Guests: Richard Lachmann, a Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany of the State University of New York; Robert J. Lieber, a Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University.

Host: Narayan Lakshman

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