I was reading this interesting book, the final energy crisis and it made me to think about whether if the ICCs position on the decomposition may in the middle-term future become irrelevant.
Here is why I thought so:
1- As the ICC rightly argues in the current moment any tendency to form organisational blocs need to challenge US. And this -at least in military terms- seems impossible. Further the US has a strong advantage in economic terms: dollar being practically the world reserve currency. However, the situation of crisis itself is also challenging this economic domination, hence it may lose its strength in a further strengthening of crisis.
2- Lets assume that US dollar lost its recognition worldwide as a reserve currency. In that chaos many states will destablise. However one particular state may come forward: China. If it can channel its labor force into military investment and an alternative consumption market composing mainly of chinese oil and raw material trade partners than it can emerge as a strong challenger to US for world domination.
3- In this situation US may resemble a weak economic-political power with a strong military arm and that can ultimately lead into the third world war that we all fear that can end the history of humanity -even before it really begins-. This kind of a conflict will definetely have a potential to begin over the regions of the world where oil resources exists. In fact we are already seeing the emergence of the elements of such a polarization over the middle east between Iran, Russia and China on the one hand and US-Turkey-some Arab countries on the other.
Even though this kind of a scenario may not look immediately likely, I do not think that it is pure phantasy. The US needs to control world trade for its hegemony being threatening. And as it is losing its "soft power" - the dollar- to control the world trade, it is more and more turning to excercise this through "hard power" i.e. its military.
the lack of achieving any kind of total cohesion among world powers to excersise control over Iran is a very clear example in that regard. I don't know to what extent Russia and China will resist US. However it is clear that US is trying to provoke Iran to legitimise an attack and as the recent ICC article tells.
Sorry for my very unorganised post, I hope anybody anybody can make some sense of it.