The world today is no longer unipolar. The United States' position of global dominance is shrinking, undermined by its own domestic and foreign economic problems as well as by the growing strength of newly emerging power centers. We have entered an era of a post-unipolar world. What is it going to be like?
The recent standoff between Russia and the West, when Moscow showed its unwillingness to participate in the meeting of the United Nations "six" and approve further sanctions against Tehran, angered many. When Russia signed contracts on arms sales to Venezuela and Bolivia, these countries expelled U.S. ambassadors, adding to the wrath. Russia was accused of being uncooperative and acting irresponsibly even in matters which concerned its own security, such as the threat of Iran's acquiring nuclear weapons. But does the West always behave in a cooperative way, when its own (and Russia's) security is concerned?