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Note: as some of our readers know, I’m supposed to be writing a book (with Alexander Cooley) on the unravelling of American hegemonic order. This book is due… much sooner than I would like. I’ve been suffering some degree of writers block. Part of the problem is that the ‘voice’ of the book is hybrid […]
In my final Over the Horizon column, I discuss the future of American hegemony: The most important step for the U.S. to take is to gain the acquiescence, grudging or not, of most of the rest of the major international players in modern global society. Accommodating Indian, Chinese or even Russian concerns within the U.S.-managed […]

World Defense Spending

On April 13, 2008

This is stuff that we all kind of know, but it’s still interesting to take a look now and again… 1 United States $ 583,283,000,000 2 France $ 74,690,470,000 3 United Kingdom $ 68,911,000,0

A Momentary Lapse of Hegemonic Decline

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On February 1, 2008
The Parag Khanna excerpt continues to produce some interesting discussion. Yglesias: In 1945-46 the U.S. economy completely dominated the world, contributing some absurdly high share of total output. Every other significant country on earth had been completely destroyed by war, and we had a monopoly on nuclear weapons. Over time, this dominant position unraveled. To […]
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