Middle Powers and Regional Answers

I call it Middle Power Mojo. Nikolas Gvosdev calls it Regional Problems, Regional Answers. The only real difference is that in addition to the coincidental benefits Gvosdev identifies, I believe that with some strategic ingenuity (ie. dovetailing with middle powers that have similar but not identical interests), we could manage to actively exploit the regional answers to our advantage. The relative decline of American dominance does not necessarily mean automatic reversals for American interests. It just means we have to find new ways of getting what we want. But we’re America. We can do innovation.

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