David Andelman: 2030 Will Usher In The End Of The Global Superpower
He also says that we are not thinking broadly enough when it comes to shifts in economy and power. We are thinking of Asia's growth mainly in terms of China, he argues, but it is possible that India could very well surpass China by 2030. For America to maintain a leadership role down the road, Andelman says the country must accept the rise of other countries and learn how to deal with these economic, social, and political shifts accordingly. "We need to focus on the fact that we are not, generally, the superpower anymore," he explains. "We are not the world's policeman, we are not even the world's greatest trader or dominant economy or, in any other fashion, dominant. We need to understand that we have a role in this world, hopefully, as an example of democracy that works...and an example of decency that the world can look up to." If the country holds to that, he says that it will continue to be successful in the future.
Andelman has devoted much of his career to providing informed and enlightening insights on international affairs. Before his current role, he was the Executive Editor at Forbes, a domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Times' Southeast Asia Bureau Chief. He has also worked with CBS and CNBC and has covered stories from all parts of the world—giving him a breadth of knowledge rivaled by few, if any, other journalists. Andelman has also authored three books, and gives powerful and forward-thinking keynotes. There are new challenges popping up all around us, and Andelman charts the course of these changes and provides sound advice on how to embrace and benefit from them.