“US society is ready for multi-polar world”
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.