The Nonpolar World

This Richard Haass article from Foreign Affairs (via Andrew Sullivan) is an important addition to the gathering discussion about what will follow America’s unipolar moment. Haass, like Parag Khanna, takes for granted that unipolarity is drawing to a close, for reasons both out of our control (globalization, the rise of non-state actors, the march of history), as well as due to our actions (the Iraq War) and inaction (lack of a meaningful energy policy). Unlike Khanna, he believes that the coming age will be not a multipolar one, but a nonpolar one, where power and influence are atomized, regional, and […]

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