A leading Russian Political Analyst states that the United States is heading for economic collapse. Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980's there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 Trillion. Now it is more than 11 Trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse."