Johan Galtung Predictions: Fall of U.S. Empire, End to U.S. Wars

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August 3, 2019

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Some analysts say the US – bogged down in wars and pressed by emerging powers – will have to rethink its role in world affairs. Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung, a peace and conflict expert, goes further by predicting the fall of the “US Empire” by 2020. Military defeats in wars of choice will generate political loss of influence and irrelevance externally, what may trigger a soul-searching internally. The Vietnam War was but a prelude. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya follow the script. Israel may become a burden to the USA.

Galtung suggests solutions based on 50 years of research in the areas of conflict transformation, mediation, peace studies, and related disciplines.

Fall of Empire, End to Wars: Johan Galtung Predictions

Johan Galtung, a professor of peace studies, dr hc mult, is founder of TRANSCEND International and rector of TRANSCEND Peace University.

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