The Decline of A Superpower - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '182'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '16'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • JJ
    • 06.10.11 | 11:01 (IST)

    1. At the top of its infuence, a superpower doesn't need to issue threats; its wishes are known and respected. 2. A step down the ladder of decline, a superpower needs to use threats, and the more specific and the more targeted the threats, the more they are an indicator of decline. 3. Another step down, the superpower threats a lot and sometimes the threats are ignored and forgotten and sometimes materialized. 4. The decline hits its low point when other players asssume structural positions of power (e.g. by funding UN agenciess). The US is in position 2, but steadilly is moving downwards.

    from the article: Clinton: UNESCO should think again before granting Palestinian membership
    First published 09:11 06.10.11 | Last updated 09:11 06.10.11
Haaretz Headlines
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel, EU begin secret talks to end settlement labeling crisis

Israeli officials tell EU delegation that decision to label settlement products was 'unilateral and adopted Palestinian narrative,' but talks underway to 'reach understandings to restart talks on Palestinian issue.'

MK Hanin Zoabi being removed from the podium at the Knesset, February 8, 2016.

Lawmakers argue over bill that could suspend Arab MKs

Habayit Hayehudi had proposed replacing 'incitement to racism' with 'incitement to terror' to get bill targeting Arab MKs passed, but coalition sources say it will remain.

Ehud Olmert at the Supreme Court

Olmert to be jailed next week after court rejects plea deal

Olmert will begin jail time mid-February, but Israel's top court must still rule on final case and decide if former prime minister will be jailed for 19 or 27 months.

The Oscars.

BDS targets Israel's Oscar bag: 'No Hunger Games in Gaza'

The contents of the gift bag provided to select nominees also include a walking trip to Japan, free rental of Audi cars for a year and the bizarrely named Vampire Breast Lift.