CTV.ca | U.S. influence will wane by 2025, report says
America's influence in the world is about to wane over the next decade-and-a-half, according to a new U.S. intelligence report.Quote has been trimmed
The National Intelligence Council says that in the coming years, China, India, Russia, Brazil and other emerging economies will reshape the international economic and military order.
"In terms of size, speed, and directional flow, the transfer of global wealth and economic power now under way -- roughly from West to East -- is without precedent in modern history," according to a NIC report entitled "Global Trends 2025."
"Growth projections for Brazil, Russia, India, and China indicate they will collectively match the original G7's share of global GDP by 2040-2050 ... If current trends persist, by 2025 China will have the world's second largest economy and will be a leading military power."
The authors of the report also goes on to say that China may become the world's largest importer of natural resources and its biggest polluter. They add that India will "enjoy relatively rapid economic growth," striving for a mulitipolar world in which "New Delhi is one of the poles."