‘America Is Back’ Won’t Save the U.S.-Led Global Order

‘America Is Back’ Won’t Save the U.S.-Led Global Order
President Joe Biden attends a meeting with business leaders in the South Court Auditorium of the White House campus, Oct. 6, 2021 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the United States and its allies enjoyed a near monopoly on economic, military and ideological power in a suddenly unipolar world. Over the decade and a half that followed, the U.S. emerged as the dominant power atop a liberal international order in large part shaped by its preferences.  But the rise of China and resurgence of Russia as great power competitors has challenged Washington’s global leadership role, while offering new options to countries seeking alternatives to the U.S.-led order. That coincides with the emergence within the […]

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