Kishore Mahbubani: Sadly, the answer is no. The combination of intellectual laziness and political inertia has fueled the belief in Washington, DC, that weaker multilateral institutions are better for America’s national
interests. But, while that logic may have had some merit in a unipolar
world, it does not suit the multipolar world in which we live. As Bill
Clinton put it in 2003, the United States should be trying to create the
kind of world in which it would like to live when it is “no longer the military, political, and economic superpower.” "
The U.S. can choose to see the world as a unipolar world. Do other nations
also see the world as a unipolar world?