In an interview with Dagens Industri (DI), Carl Bildt, the former Moderate foreign minister, voices concerns over the state of the world, noting that there is no longer “an American global leadership”.
Britain is also beating a retreat and “the two Anglo-Saxon powers which have borne a great deal from the post-war era and forward are in a completely different stage of their development,” he says.
Structural problems in the Middle East could lead to a new wave of migration, warns Carl Bildt before moving on to US-China relations, which he describes as “most important and complicated”. China is a growing and ambitious power, which will pose a challenge to the US and this could eventually lead to a conflict.
The Internet could escalate the conflict between the superpowers and Carl Bildt would like the US and the EU to discuss the potential threat of regulation. “A state-controlled and regulated Internet is similar to state-controlled and regulated trade around the world,” he says.
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