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The demise of US superpower: 'It's not just China, Russia and Iran' | Defence in Depth

The US remains the fundamental pillar around which the international rules based system is built.

While Washington is no longer the world’s only superpower, its influence is still vital to contain regional powers that attempt to challenge international order.

In recent years, intergovernmental organisations like BRICS have made efforts to circumvent the G7 “global elite”, while countries such as China, Russia and Iran have shown they are unafraid to test the international waters.

While their actions might not collapse the post-Second World War institutions in the short term, their efforts to challenge US global leadership could alter our accepted norms in the long-term.

In this episode of Defence in Depth, Dominic Nicholls, The Telegraph’s associate editor, explains how the international rules based system is being challenged, and how the pushback needs to start with the defeat of Russia in Ukraine.

Watch Dominic’s video analysis above. Find more episodes of Defence in Depth on The Telegraph’s YouTube channel.