David Rothkopf rages against the idea of a G-Zero world in which "no country or bloc of countries has the political and economic leverage to drive an international agenda":

We have major powers, at least one of which is greater than the others and will be for quite some time, that must work together to get things done. Sometimes that means the solution will be a G-2, sometimes it will be a G-8, sometimes it will be a G-3.5 (depending on how the schizophrenic EU splits). In fact, the reality is we live in a G-X world with x being a variable that is filled in to suit the occasion and the national interests of the major powers involved. The coalitions will change but the fact that a few nations will continue to lead the world as has always been the case will not.

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