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Whether they know it or not, those discussing American hegemony—or one of its synonyms—draw upon an extensive body of historical and theoretical scholarship. This scholarship comes in various flavors, such as power-transition theory and hegemonic-stability theory. These theories are not identical. But, aside from one major exception, we can treat them as part of an […]
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People have been handwringing about the impending demise of the liberal international order for over a decade. But, since 2016, that handwringing has given way, at least in some circles, to full-scale panic. First the British people voted to leave the European Union. Then Donald Trump campaigned—and won—on a promise to renegotiate the basic terms […]
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  You’ve seen Paul’s post about yesterday’s bombshell New York Times piece. The story it reports, if true, means that Trump knew—since before his inauguration—that the US possessed unequivocal evidence that, first, Russia intervened in the 2016 election and, second, it did so with the aim of helping him win. I agree with Paul that this is just another […]
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