About the Book

  • Short Overview

    September 4, 2019 0
    While debates over Trumpism currently consume foreign-policy watchers, scholars of world politics generally focus on longer-term developments. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States faced no great-power peer competitors. It Read More

Great Power Challengers

  • Are European Powers Growing Apprehensive about China?

    September 3, 2019 0
    Over at Foreign Affairs, analysts Julianne Smith And Torrey Taussig see increasing European concern with China’s illiberalism and its explicit quest for technological dominance. Of particular concern, they argue, is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Read More

Exit from Below

  • Weaponized Interdependence and Alternative-Order Building

    September 3, 2019 0
    “Weaponized Interdependence” is an exciting new concept in international affairs. Pioneered by international-relations scholars Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, it refers to the ability of governments to manipulate “choke points” and surveillance capabilities generated by Read More

International Liberal Order

  • The Debate Over “Liberal International Order”

    September 3, 2019 0
    The last two years has seen a fierce debate about the very idea of “liberal international order.” Patrick Porter—who has a book on the subject coming out—and Paul Staniland have each written blistering criticisms. Graham Read More

Exit by America

Counter-Order Movements

  • 1989 and the Collapse of the Soviet System

    September 3, 2019 0
    The 1980s had its own cottage industry of books and articles predicting the decline of American power. Experts argued that Japan was on track to become the world’s largest economy. The Soviet Union and its Read More

Related Publications

  • Hegemony Studies 3.0

    September 10, 2019 0
    This summer, the journal Security Studies published a special issue edited by Dan and John Ikenberry—one including an article by Alex on the reversal of liberal ordering in Eastern and Central Eurasia. More about that Read More