As an expert in conflict resolution Johan Galtung is always interesting to listen to.

His latest prediction is the fall of the American empire within ten years or so.  In his words, the empire will end not with a bang, but rather with a whimper as it spirals towards irrelevance.  His hope is not an American collapse but rather a strengthening of the Republic with the abandoning of the empire.

As the saying goes, time will tell.

This clip is from 2009 but contains, I think, relevant information.

“Security through peace.” – Johan Galtung