Despite its military dominance the US still has reason to fear its rivals.
Is there only one imperialism left? That is the question many people are asking as the US prepares to launch another war against Iraq.
It's fashionable to speak of a 'unipolar' world, in which the US is the 'great hegemon', its 'empire' unchallenged like that of Rome 2,000 years ago. In reality things are not that simple. The multiple war criminal Henry Kissinger certainly has his doubts. He wrote after the Gulf War and the collapse of the USSR: