The debate over American relative decline can get pretty complicated. You can’t really sum the components of state power into some kind of aggregate, “total power” measure. Even if you could, it
This is a longish post from that I put up yesterday at the book website. Regular readers will notice that I hit on a number of themes, as well as specific ideas, that I’ve developed at LGM. Many
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
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
Moonhawk Kim has a terrific post that much better articulates some of the things that I’ve been trying to put into words. It also raises a number of important wagers that had never crossed
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 ma
My BHtv diavlog with Dan Drezner is up. It was distressingly congenial; I need to drink more before I do these things. And I also have to make sure that I don’t schedule them for days I teach, s
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.