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29 Sep, 2009 07:52

“US society is ready for multi-polar world”

American society and businesses are adapting very well in this new world – the question is whether the American state is ready for change, says American journalist, author and CNN programme host Fareed Zakaria.

At the same time, Fareed Zakaria believes that the US has suffered from not having had a real adversary in the last 10 or 15 years. After the Soviet Union collapsed, America was dominant and did not have to worry about anybody else – and no one does well if they have no competition, Zakaria says.

Russian-US relations are now in focus in Washington with a new body set up to improve cooperation between US Congress and Russia's lower house of parliament – the Duma.

Speaking to RT's Sophie Shevardnadze, Fareed Zakaria also touched upon challenges that Russia currently faces, saying they are mainly of two kinds – one being the significant problems with radical Islam in Russia’s south and the other connected with the migration of Chinese coming into the Russian Far East.