Who's Afraid of Mr. Big?
The "soft" nature of America's international primacy has so far dissuaded other nations from forming a military coalition to balance against the United States. But the prospect is not unthinkable.
Bad Statesman, Good Prophet
The shape of the post-Cold War world is not really elusive. It is defined by the Wilsonian triad of democracy, free trade and arms control.
The Lesser Evil: The Best Way Out of the Balkans
Unless the United States wants to occupy the Balkans for decades to come, it will have to contemplate withdrawal under imperfect and unappealing circumstances.
Symbolism matters. The great powers know this, and their military architecture reflects it.
Getting Hegemony Right
If it is to avoid global resentment and ward off potentially hostile coalitions, the United States must continue to ensure that others have a stake in its hegemonic system.
The Anglosphere Illusion
The proponents of an English-speaking union have overlooked several important considerations--not least of which is national interest.