"Facing a rapid decline in the influence and power to which it had laid claim only 60 odd years before, the United States, with the advent of the administration of Barack Obama, began to acknowledge the need to promote global cooperation rather than solely American interests and to build true partnerships with other nations."

Lynne Olson, American author, historian and journalist. From her book 'Citizens of London' published in February, 2010.
Source: Citizens of London
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Rapid decline in influence and power? The United States? I think we’re talking about the only country that is a superpower in the world, that still dominates the international order, and that has a military that is far more powerful than the combined forces of other countries. Are you talking about that United States?

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