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WPR's The New Rules: Globalization in a Post-Hegemonic World

My third-to-last column at WPR:

International relations experts are pretty much down on everything nowadays. America, we are told, is incapable of global leadership: too discredited overseas, too few resources back home, too little will -- period. For a brief moment there, while China held up the global economy during the recent financial crisis, much credence was given to the notion that we were on the verge of a Chinese century. But that popular vision has also waned surprisingly quickly, and now the conventional wisdom centers on China’s great weaknesses, challenges and overall brittleness. Amazingly, where we spoke of a U.S.-China “G-2” arrangement just a few short years ago, now there is a sense that no one is in charge.

Read the entire column at World Politics Review.

Reader Comments (5)

Why third to last? I like these articles quite a bit. Will they be somewhere else in the future?

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM. Ryan

I applaud your insights on Bremmer's new book which seems like an early glimpse of "Great Powers:...and the World after Obama"
Also "...third-to-last column at WPR". I look forward what comes next!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElmer Humes

Conventional wisdom isn't. It's dumb with a soupcon of stupid. ;)

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPenGun

"third-to-last column"? End of contract or a decision to concentrate elsewhere?

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Emery

WPR is dumping me in favor of someone more reporter-like.

My activities lately have moved in the direction of the much more nakedly capitalistic (deal-making), so my attention here naturally wanes.

I have an established pattern of changing course every 7 or so years:

--> Harvard 1984-1990 (New England)

--> CNA from 1990-1998 (Mid Atlantic)

--> War College from 1998-2005 (New England)

--> Start Ups 2005-2012 (Indiana)

I am due for some big changes, to include a move. My midlife crisis (why miss anything in life?) will see me cheat on my career - not my wife or kids.

April 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterThomas P.M. Barnett

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