It seems that even the septics are accepting that their era of global dominance is coming to an end. Clicky The question is, what direction do we go in? Do we continue to hitch ourselves to a falling star (and continue to mix metaphors)? Do we (gulp) accept that we need to be closer to Europe, economically, politically and militarily? Perhaps even trying to take more of a leading role. Along the lines of keeping your friends close but your enemies closer I suppose. Or do we accept that we all love a takeaway and start positioning ourselves closer to the new rising powers while we still can?